Joan Miró, ‘Barb 1’, 1987, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Barb 1’, 1987, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Barb 1’, 1987, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

This comes from a series of works for which the plates were made during the lifetime if the artist but were published after his death. There were 4 in the suite entitled BARB 1 to BARB IV.
Edition: V/XXV
There were 8 copies on Arches paper, stamped, marked P/A and numbered 1/8 to 8/8
75 copies on Arches, Numbered and stamped.
25 copies on Pearl Japan, stamped, numbered I/XXV to XXV/XXV (From which our example comes)
4 copies on pearl Japan, stamped, marked I/IV to IV/IV
Authentification: This is stamped verso : “Gravure Original certified Authenthentique. Pour la succession Miro, Emilio F Miro (Joan Miro’s son) and signed by him.
Printed by: Joan Barbara, Taller 46, Barcelona, Spain.

Signature: stamp signed

Publisher: Taller 46, Barcelona, Spain.

Jacques Dupin “Miro Engraver” Volume IV, 1976 - 1983 Number 1221 (Page 178)

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