Modernist Paintings

Louis Fabricant
American, 20th Century
Female Nude in Interior
Gouache on paper
17 by 14 in. W/frame 23 by 20 in.

Inventory Number: Art F468
Joan Miro
Spanish, 1893–1983
Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier, 1963
Lithograph in colors
16 by 12 7/8 in. W/frame 28 by 24 7/8 in.

Charming and playful, Joan Miró Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener), 1963 retains a sense of childlike innocence and joy. What appear as erratic lines are, in fact, strategic scribbles, carefully placed to evoke a sense of childlike creativity. Miró places bold black lines against yellow, green, and red patches as, through abstraction, we begin to witness the transformation of these colors into curious figures. Perhaps most notable is the rich sense of crayon-like texture that Miró achieves in this print, which further contributes to its youthful feel.

Created in 1963, this work is one of a series of nine lithographs produced for the portfolio Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener). Printed by Mourlot, this work is an artist's proof annotated 'EA' (Épreuve d'Artiste) in pencil in the lower left (aside from the edition of 145). Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work was published by XXe Siècle, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró I Work Like a Gardener (Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier), 1963 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):

Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, vol. II, Maeght Editeur: Paris, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 370 on pg. 231 and detailed on pg. 223.

Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 85 on pg. 232-3.

Inventory Number: Art M354
Claude Venard
French, 1913-1997
Oil on canvas
29 ½ by 29 ½ in. W/frame 38 ½ by 38 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art V63
Philippa Mary Faulkner
Canadian, 1917-2001
Abstract Composition
Oil on board
30 ½ by 24 ½ in. W/frame 38 by 32 in.

Inventory Number: Art F463
Charles Levier
French, 1920-2004
A Vase of Flowers
Oil on canvas
40 by 30 in. w/frame 48 by 38 in.

Inventory Number: Art L42
Sam Kaner
American, 1924-1990
Oil on canvas
32 by 48 in. W/frame 33 by 49 in.

Inventory Number: Art K51
Frédéric François Menguy
Apres le Bain
Oil on canvas
25-1/2" x 36-1/4" Frame measures 32" x 42-1/2"

Inventory Number: Art M87
Germaine Verna
French, 1900-1975
Marina D’Aszona
Oil on canvas
20 by 25 ½ in. W/frame 27 by 32 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art V17
Helene Girod De L’Ain
French, 1926–1966
Deux Jeune Filles
Oil on canvas
14 by 9 in. W/frame 20 ¾ by 15 ¾ in.

Inventory Number: Art G236
French School
French, Circa 1967
Oil on canvas
32 by 39 ½ in. W/frame 40 by 47 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art C285