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Joan Miró

A Poem for Diane Bouchard (See Duthuit Vol. 1 p.16-17), 1947

The rare soft-ground etching with engraving
13 × 8 3/10 in
33 × 21 cm
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a fine proof impression aside from those within the Ruthven Todd Album, signed, dated and inscribed …

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a fine proof impression aside from those within the Ruthven Todd Album, signed, dated and inscribed épreuve d'essai pour Todd, printed by the artist and Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17, New York, on sturdy wove paper, with full margins, sheet 330 x 210mm (13 x 8 1/4in) (unframed)

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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.

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a fine proof impression aside from those within the Ruthven Todd Album, signed, dated and inscribed …

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a fine proof impression aside from those within the Ruthven Todd Album, signed, dated and inscribed épreuve d'essai pour Todd, printed by the artist and Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17, New York, on sturdy wove paper, with full margins, sheet 330 x 210mm (13 x 8 1/4in) (unframed)

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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

A Poem for Diane Bouchard (See Duthuit Vol. 1 p.16-17), 1947

The rare soft-ground etching with engraving
13 × 8 3/10 in
33 × 21 cm
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