Joan Miró 'Wall of the Sun' Unesco Silkscreen (ca. 1978)

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Joan Miro "Le Soleil, The Wall of the Sun" Silkscreen 1958
Joan Miro and Josep Llorens Artigas, UNESCO, Paris, France
Printed by Arte in Paris
Printed in 1978

Sun Lithograph by Joan Miro - Multicolor. This wonderful silkscreen was published in 1978 to commemorate the 20th year anniversary of Joan Miro's iconic "The Wall of the Sun" mural which he created for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, 1958. For this occasion, Joan Miro was asked to recreate the image of the "Wall of the Sun" in silkscreen. Together, painter Joan Miro (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 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. He 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 print is almost impossible to find as the years go by. Please take a look at the amazing pictures which show Joan Miro, Josep Llorens Artigas and his wife in front of the mural in 1958.

Joan Miro "The Wall of the Sun" at UNESCO, Paris, France.

Mint condition; this silkscreen has never been framed or matted before and will ship flat in a strong box fully insured with tracking.

Please note that the frame is not included!!!

Catalogue Raisonne: Not Referenced
Publisher: UNESCO, Paris
Printer: Arte, Paris
Year of Publication: 1978
Edition: Unknown
Dimensions: 21" h x 31.5" w

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