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Joan Miró, ‘Composition IV from Miró Lithographs 1’, 1972, Hans den Hollander Prints
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Joan Miró

Composition IV from Miró Lithographs 1, 1972

Color Lithograph
12 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
31.7 × 24.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€195
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Hans den Hollander Prints
Gouda

From the same stones and at the same date as the signed edition of 80 impressions. Stones cancelled …

Medium
Print
Signature
Unsigned
Publisher
A.C. Mazo, Maeght, Paris. Polígrafa, Barcelona
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, ‘Composition IV from Miró Lithographs 1’, 1972, Hans den Hollander Prints
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About the work
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From the same stones and at the same date as the signed edition of 80 impressions. Stones cancelled after the edition.

Medium
Print
Signature
Unsigned
Publisher
A.C. Mazo, Maeght, Paris. Polígrafa, Barcelona
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

Composition IV from Miró Lithographs 1, 1972

Color Lithograph
12 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
31.7 × 24.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€195
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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