Signed limited edition of El Vol de L'Alosa; one of only 60 copies signed by Joan Miro
El Vol de L’Alosa: Els Poetes Mallorquins A Joan Miro. [The Flight of the Lark].
Item Number: 100168
Mallorca: Mossen Lacover, 1973.
Signed limited large paper edition of this collection of poems, each with a full-page lithograph by Miro. Folio, original wrappers and loose leaves as issued, illustrated with lithographs. One of only 60 copies signed by Joan Miro on the limitation page and with an original lithograph in color, this is number 18. In fine condition. Housed in the publisher’s cloth chemise and custom clamshell box.
Renowned for his improvisational style, Joan Miro produced an entire body of work expressing his devotion to Catalan culture. His beloved Mallorca, the sunlit island where he lived and worked from 1940 on, was the subject of much of his most inventive work. In 1973, as a contribution to the festivities being planned for his birthday celebration, Miro completed this notable edition of El Vol de l’Alosa to honor the works of nineteen Mallorcan poets. Specially commissioned for this project was the Guarro paper with Miró’s own signatures figured into the watermarks on each sheet of the book. For each poem he executed a unique graphic sign and to hold the unbound sheets, a cloth box – in black on red (symbolizing Spain) and black on blue (symbolizing the sea around Mallorca).