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Mural I, Mural II, Mural III
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Joan Miro (1893-1983)\n\nMural I, Mural II, Mural III\n\nI: signed and dated 'Joan Miró. 12.33' (on the reverse)\n\nII: signed and dated 'Joan Miró-12.33' (on the reverse)\n\nIII: signed and dated 'Miró. 12.33' (on the reverse)\n\nEach: oil on canvas\n\nEach: 21 ¾ x 98 3/8 in. (55.2 x 249.8 cm.)\n\n(3)Each painted in December 1933
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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

title

Mural I, Mural II, Mural III

creator

Joan Miro (1893-1983)

exhibited

San Francisco Museum of Art and Portland Art Museum, Picasso, Gris, Miró: The Spanish Masters of Twentieth Century Painting, September-November 1948, p. 102, no. 52 (Mural II illustrated; incorrectly catalogued as Mural I).

Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Calder, Miró, May-July 2004, pp. 154-159 and 254 (illustrated in color, figs. 114a-c).

literature

J. Dupin, Miró, Paris, 1961, p. 512, nos. 349-351.

J. Dupin, Joan Miró: Life and Work, New York, 1962, pp. 255 and 528, nos. 349-351 (illustrated).

M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, p. 286, no. 113 (illustrated in color, p. 287; illustrated in situ in the Rockefellers' home in Maine, p. 45).

P. Gimferrer, Les arrels de Miró, Barcelona, 1993, pp. 209-210 and 213 (illustrated, figs. 353-355).

J. Dupin and A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miro: Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings, 1931-1941, Paris, 2000, vol. II, p. 85, no. 433 (illustrated; with incorrect provenance).

lot_number

39

provenance

Pierre Loeb, Paris (acquired from the artist, 1933).

Valentine Gallery, New York (by 1947).

Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (by 1948).

John L. Senior, Jr., New York.

G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh (acquired from the above through Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, by 1954); Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 24 March 1966, lots 55-57.

Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.


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