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Joan Miró

Amnesty International, 1977

Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
35 × 24 in
89 × 61 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£6,950, on hold
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Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
Date: 1977
Edition: 75
Dimensions: 89 x 61 cm …

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Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
Date: 1977
Edition: 75
Dimensions: 89 x 61 cm (110 x 80 cm framed)
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Published: Published for Amnesty International, Prisoners of Conscience Year 1977
Certified by: Hidden Gallery

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Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
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Published for Amnesty International, Prisoners of Conscience Year 1977
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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Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
Date: 1977
Edition: 75
Dimensions: 89 x 61 cm …

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Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
Date: 1977
Edition: 75
Dimensions: 89 x 61 cm (110 x 80 cm framed)
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Published: Published for Amnesty International, Prisoners of Conscience Year 1977
Certified by: Hidden Gallery

Signature
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Publisher
Published for Amnesty International, Prisoners of Conscience Year 1977
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

Amnesty International, 1977

Lithograph printed in colours on Arches paper
35 × 24 in
89 × 61 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£6,950, on hold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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