Joan Miró

Spanish, 1893–1983

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Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the …

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Sans Titre, 1960
Sold on Jul 6, 2021
£8,820
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Work on Paper
crayon and pen on paper
21.7 x 27.4 cm
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£8,820
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Jul 6, 2021
Phillips
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Sans Titre, 1960
crayon and pen on paper
Jul 6, 2021
Phillips
£8,820
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21.7 x 27.4 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
Phillips
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£8,820
Nocturne, 1942
Sold on Jul 1, 2021
£187,500
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Work on Paper
gouache, pastel and India ink on paper
45.72 x 64.14 cm
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£187,500
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed 'Miró' (lower right) gouache, pastel and India ink on paper 25 ¼ x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm.) Executed on 18 December 1942
Nocturne, 1942
gouache, pastel and India ink on paper
Jul 1, 2021
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45.72 x 64.14 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£187,500
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed 'Miró' (lower right) gouache, pastel and India ink on paper 25 ¼ x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm.) Executed on 18 December 1942
Sans Titre, 1934
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pastel and India ink on paper laid down on canvas
60.0 x 45.0 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed 'Miró.' (lower left, at a later date) pastel and India ink on paper laid down on canvas 17 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (45 x 60 cm.) Executed in 1934
Sans Titre, 1934
pastel and India ink on paper laid down on canvas
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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60.0 x 45.0 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed 'Miró.' (lower left, at a later date) pastel and India ink on paper laid down on canvas 17 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (45 x 60 cm.) Executed in 1934
Oiseau mare de sang sur la plaine, 1931
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£400,000
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oil on panel
17.78 x 10.8 cm
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£400,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed and dated 'Miró 3.31.' (lower left); inscribed ‘Personnages, oiseau et mare de sang sur la plaine.’ (on the reverse) oil on panel 4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in. (10.7 x 18.5 cm.) Painted in March 1931
Oiseau mare de sang sur la plaine, 1931
oil on panel
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£400,000
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17.78 x 10.8 cm
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Christie's
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£400,000
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JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983) signed and dated 'Miró 3.31.' (lower left); inscribed ‘Personnages, oiseau et mare de sang sur la plaine.’ (on the reverse) oil on panel 4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in. (10.7 x 18.5 cm.) Painted in March 1931
Le Coq de Bruyère (Dupin 736), 1975
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
£3,825
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Etching and aquatint in colours, on wove paper
17.78 x 43.2 cm
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£3,825
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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Etching and aquatint in colours, 1975, on wove paper, signed and numbered 40/50 in pencil, printed by Morsang, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, in good condition Plate 432 x 178mm. (17 x 7 in.); Sheet 705 x 457mm. (27 3/4 x 18in.)
Le Coq de Bruyère (Dupin 736), 1975
Etching and aquatint in colours, on wove paper
Jun 23, 2021
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17.78 x 43.2 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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£3,825
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Etching and aquatint in colours, 1975, on wove paper, signed and numbered 40/50 in pencil, printed by Morsang, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, in good condition Plate 432 x 178mm. (17 x 7 in.); Sheet 705 x 457mm. (27 3/4 x 18in.)
Le Roi des Ombres (Dupin 975), 1977
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£4,462
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Etching in colours, on Rives wove paper
19.0 x 27.5 cm
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£4,462
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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Etching in colours, 1977, on Rives wove paper, signed and numbered II/XIII in pencil, an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 50, printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, in good condition Plate 275 x 190mm. (10 3/4 x 7 1/2in.); Sheet 425 x 310mm. (15 x 11in.)
Le Roi des Ombres (Dupin 975), 1977
Etching in colours, on Rives wove paper
Jun 23, 2021
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19.0 x 27.5 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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£4,462
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Etching in colours, 1977, on Rives wove paper, signed and numbered II/XIII in pencil, an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 50, printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, in good condition Plate 275 x 190mm. (10 3/4 x 7 1/2in.); Sheet 425 x 310mm. (15 x 11in.)
Le Puisatier (Dupin 516), 1969
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£3,187
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Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colours, on Arches paper
59.5 x 98.5 cm
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£3,187
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colours, 1969, on Arches paper, signed and inscribed HC in pencil, an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 75, printed by Morsang, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, the full sheet, with a deckle edge above, authenticated by Rosa Maria Malet in pencil verso, Fundació Miró, Barcelona, with creases to the left and right margins, otherwise the image in good condition Plate 985 x 595mm. (38 3/4 x 23 3/8in.); Sheet 1057 x 675mm. (41 3/4 x 26 5/8in.)
Le Puisatier (Dupin 516), 1969
Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colours, on Arches paper
Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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59.5 x 98.5 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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£3,187
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Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colours, 1969, on Arches paper, signed and inscribed HC in pencil, an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 75, printed by Morsang, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, the full sheet, with a deckle edge above, authenticated by Rosa Maria Malet in pencil verso, Fundació Miró, Barcelona, with creases to the left and right margins, otherwise the image in good condition Plate 985 x 595mm. (38 3/4 x 23 3/8in.); Sheet 1057 x 675mm. (41 3/4 x 26 5/8in.)
Rupestres II, Cave Paintings II (D.), 1979
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Etching in colours, on Arches wove paper
56.3 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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Rupestres II, Cave Paintings II (D.1036) Etching in colours, 1979, on Arches wove paper, signed and numbered 'H.C XI/XV', one of 15 hors commerce impressions aside from the edition of 30, printed by Joan Barbara, published by Maeght, Barcelona, printed to the edges of the full sheet, with deckle edges at left and right, in very good condition Sheet 760 x 563mm. (29 7/8 x 22in.)
Rupestres II, Cave Paintings II (D.), 1979
Etching in colours, on Arches wove paper
Jun 23, 2021
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56.3 x 76.0 cm
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Rupestres II, Cave Paintings II (D.1036) Etching in colours, 1979, on Arches wove paper, signed and numbered 'H.C XI/XV', one of 15 hors commerce impressions aside from the edition of 30, printed by Joan Barbara, published by Maeght, Barcelona, printed to the edges of the full sheet, with deckle edges at left and right, in very good condition Sheet 760 x 563mm. (29 7/8 x 22in.)
Gaudi XIX (Dupin ), 1979
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£6,375
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Etching and aquatint in colours, on Arches wove paper
91.5 x 67.6 cm
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£6,375
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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Gaudi XIX (Dupin 1078) Etching and aquatint in colours, 1979, on Arches wove paper, signed and numbered HC XI/XV in pencil, one of 15 hors commerce impressions aside from the edition of 50, printed by Joan Barbara, published by Maeght, Barcelona, printed to the edges of the full sheet, with a deckle edge at right, in very good condition Sheet 676 x 915mm. (26 3/4 x 36in.)
Gaudi XIX (Dupin ), 1979
Etching and aquatint in colours, on Arches wove paper
Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
£6,375
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91.5 x 67.6 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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£6,375
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Gaudi XIX (Dupin 1078) Etching and aquatint in colours, 1979, on Arches wove paper, signed and numbered HC XI/XV in pencil, one of 15 hors commerce impressions aside from the edition of 50, printed by Joan Barbara, published by Maeght, Barcelona, printed to the edges of the full sheet, with a deckle edge at right, in very good condition Sheet 676 x 915mm. (26 3/4 x 36in.)
Tête et oiseau, 1893
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Sculpture
bronze
48.3 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a New York Charitable Family Trust signed Miró, stamped with the foundry mark Scuderi Cire Perdue and numbered 2/2 bronze Height: 48.3cm., 19in. Conceived and cast in 1971 in a edition of 3, numbered 0/2 - 2/2, plus one nominative version cast in 1973.
Tête et oiseau, 1893
bronze
Jun 23, 2021
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48.3 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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Property from a New York Charitable Family Trust signed Miró, stamped with the foundry mark Scuderi Cire Perdue and numbered 2/2 bronze Height: 48.3cm., 19in. Conceived and cast in 1971 in a edition of 3, numbered 0/2 - 2/2, plus one nominative version cast in 1973.