Behind the Mirror by Joan Miro
After Miro's return to Paris in 1950, Mourlot invited him to renew making color lithographs at his workshop on Rue Chabrol which he did with vigor, always working with the same printers handling his press. Due to Miro's extensive experience with lithogrpahy spanning many years, Mourlot commented "His poetic instinct inspires his choice of unforeseen elements which he succeeds in incorporating in his lithographs." Bordering on a child-like simplicity, Miro's distinctive style and aesthetic was way ahead of his time and revered to this day.
Mourlot's own color lithograph production of The Complete Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro and Picasso titled "Art in Posters" in 1959, is arguably the most important documentation of the Golden Age of mid-20th century fine art color lithography anywhere in Europe.
Technical Details: Four color lithograph. Sheet size 12.5 x 9.5 inches. Frontispiece, Fernand Mourlot, Art in Posters: The Complete Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro and Picasso, Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo, 1959. #52