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Lunar Bird - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 53.348 W 077° 01.409
18S E 324502 N 4306419
Quick Description: Abstract sculpture depicting an imaginary bird with with thick legs and small wings, and a crescent symbol of the moon on its head.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2010 2:35:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM9DM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:
Joan Miro commissioned five casts of this sculpture, although only four were made. One appears to be in a private collection in Texas. (IAS 87590024)
TITLE: Lunar Bird

ARTIST(S): Joan Miro

DATE: 1944-1946, enlarged and cast 1966-1967

MEDIUM: Bronze

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 61570075

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20560


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
The museum information sign gives further dates of "enlarged and cast 1966-1967".


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