Joan Miró, ‘Cheerleader | Majorette’, 1978, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist ''Miró'' at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 75 at the lower left margin.
This lithograph was printed by Litografías artísticas Damià Caus, Barcelona and was published by Galería Maeght, Barcelona in 1978 in a limited edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions.
There were also 24 hors commerce [out of trade] impressions hand signed and numbered with Roman numerals.
The paper bears the Arches watermark.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1992). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. VI 1976-1981. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 1169

Condition: Very good condition. Pale time-staining across the sheet. Soft handling creases in the margins.

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