A Curated Life
Derrière le Miroir - “Behind the Mirror” was a French art and literary journal published from 1946 through 1982. Aimé Maeght was a prominent gallery owner and lithographer in Paris and Barcelona. Following World War II he created the publication as a way to make the work of important modern artists affordable and accessible to a wide audience. The publication featured artists exhibited by Maeght Gallery including many of the most significant artists of the 20th century: Miro, Calder, Kandinsky, Chagall, Giacometti, Leger, Kelly, etc.
Each issue of Derrière le Miroir included exceptionally high quality loose leaf original lithographs (a few issues also had original etchings or woodblock prints) created by the artists for the publication. The prints are unsigned and unnumbered because the artist authorized the printing by Maeght Gallery rather than printing the lithographs themselves. These lithographs have become highly collectible. They are generally less expensive than signed numbered prints by the same artists, and provide a great opportunity for new collectors to own high quality original lithographs that will maintain their value over time.