Monday, March 21, 2011

Montreal Gallery doing well in Maastricht


The lede from a Bloomberg news article over the weekend:

A unique 1945 Joan Miro wood sculpture, "Oiseau Lunaire," priced at $5 million, was confirmed sold today at the opening of the world’s largest art-and-antiques fair. The Miro had been put on reserve at the booth of the Montreal-based gallery Landau Fine Art Inc. during yesterday's VIP preview of Tefaf, the European Fine Art Fair, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Moonbird (Oiseau lunaire), also called The Lunar Bird
Moonbird (Oiseau lunaire), also called The Lunar Bird by supermayd
This is a cast version (the one the Landau's sold was wood) and this one is in front of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. But I presume that it looks kind of similar to the one that sold.

[Edit 10:25: And smaller, according to this article from ArtDaily it was only about 12" tall]