The Lizard with Golden Feathers VI (M. 800). Original color lithograph, 1971.
Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or / The Lizard with Golden Feathers is a series of 13 color lithographs (plus a black and white lithograph pasted on the cover of the portfolio) illustrating a poem written by Miró in which the artist portrays himself visualizing his verse via lithographic images.
The prints were originally published in a portfolio in Paris by Louis Broder. The lithographs were printed at Mourlot in Paris in November 1971. The edition consisted of 195 portfolios, each of which was signed by Miró, with sets of the unsigned lithographs printed on Rives paper. There were twenty portfolios and 5 artist's proofs accompanied by sets of the lithographs printed on parchment with large margins and signed by Miró; the first 50 portfolios (and 15 artist's proofs) also contained sets of the lithographs on Japan Kochi paper with large margins signed by Miró. The lithographs in these deluxe editions were also numbered: 1/20-20/20, I/X to X/X, e.a. 1/5-5/5 for the impressions on parchment and 1/50-50/50, I/X to X/X, and e.a. 1/10-10/10 for the impressions on Japan Kochi.