Joan Miró, ‘1960s Miró lithograph (derriere le miroir) ’, 1967, Lot 180
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Joan Miró

1960s Miró lithograph (derriere le miroir) , 1967

Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
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About the work
Lot 180

Vintage Miró Lithograph
Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir
Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1967

Medium
Condition
Very good.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
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 group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Joan Miró, ‘1960s Miró lithograph (derriere le miroir) ’, 1967, Lot 180
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About the work
Lot 180

Vintage Miró Lithograph
Portfolio: Derriere Le Miroir
Published by: Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1967

Lithograph in colors. 1967.
11 x 15 inches.
Center fold-line as issued; otherwise very good condition.
Unsigned from an edition of unknown.
Excellent frame piece.

Offered by Lot 180 New York

Medium
Condition
Very good.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
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 group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Joan Miró

1960s Miró lithograph (derriere le miroir) , 1967

Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
.
Sold
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