Joan Miró, ‘Composition III, from: A Trip to the Country | Partie de Campagne III’, 1967, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original etching with aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" at lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 75 at lower left corner.
It was printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris in 1967 in a limited edition of 75 impressions. There were also a few hors commerce [out of trade] proofs aside the regular edition.

Literature: Dupin, J. (1989). Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961-1973. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 432

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor pinpoint foxing in the lower sheet edge. Soft, unobtrusive 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