Joan Miró, ‘Arc-en-ciel ’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Edition: There was an unsigned edition as follows:
170 on Rives paper with a watermark signature of the artist (from which our example comes
30 examples, numbered 1/20 and I to X, with suites on parchment and Japan
20 examples numbered 21/40 with a suite of 13 lithographs of Japon kochi paper, numbered and signed
120 examples numbered 41/150 and XII to XX
There were also 50 examples, with large margins, on Japon nacre paper and 50 on Rives with the watermark of the artist, numbered and signed.
Note: This was part of a series of 15 Lithographs which Miro made for the poet Louis Broder.
Printed by: Mourlot Imprimeur, Paris, France

Series: Le Lezard aux plumes d’or

Publisher: Broder Editeur, Paris, France

Patrick Cramer “The Illustrated Books” Number 148, page 370 ; Mourlot 789-828
Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographe” - Volume IV - number 818

Brodeur Editeur, Paris, France
German Dealer (who purchased direct from the above)

About Joan Miró

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.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain