Joan Miró "Le Soleil, The Wall of the Sun" Silkscreen 1958
Joan Miró and Josep Llorens Artigas, UNESCO, Paris, France
Printed by Arte in Paris
Printed in 1978
This wonderful silkscreen was published in 1978 to commemorate
the 20th year anniversary of Joan Miró's iconic "The Wall of the Sun" mural which he created for the UNESCO headquarters in
Paris, France, 1958. For this occasion, Joan Miró was asked to recreate the image of the
"Wall of the Sun" in silkscreen. Together, painter Joan Miró (Spain 1893-1983) and ceramist Josep Llorens Artigas (Spain 1892-1980)
created "The Wall of the Sun" (15 x 2.20 m) and "The Wall of the Moon" (7.50 x 2.20 m) with 585 enameled, painted and kiln-dried plates.
Initially, the Joan Miró murals were outdoors but have since been enclosed in a building that was constructed in order to protect them from damage caused by acid rain.
Joan Miró was awarded the Guggenheim Prize in 1958 for "The Wall of the Sun."
This rare silkscreen was published by UNESCO and printed by Arte Paris in 1978 to commemorate the 20th year
anniversary of the mural. It is very hard to find since it was only given to UNESCO members.
It was never commercially sold. We were able to acquire a limited number of these silkscreens
many years ago from the publisher. It has been stored in an archival quality drawer ever since.
This is an original silkscreen printed on heavy archival quality paper; not a poster.
Closer inspection reveals the layer of vibrant colors which overlap each other. This art work remains in pristine (mint) condition since it was always stored and has never been exposed to daylight.
It was never framed or matted before (pictures are for reference only). It will be shipped flat
in a strong box. We recommend to have it framed
upon receipt with an acid-free matting to protect your investment.
This Joan Miró print is almost impossible to find as the years go by.
Please take a look at the amazing pictures
which show Joan Miró, Josep Llorens Artigas and his wife in front of the mural in 1958.