Joan Miró, ‘Composition Surréaliste No 1 - Rouge et Noir. Pour Cahiers d'Art’, 1934, William Weston Gallery Ltd.

From the edition issued for the album: Cahiers d'Art, 1934. (There was a separate signed edition of 48 impressions printed from the same stencils). Printed at the Atelier Crété, Paris 1934.
Superb fresh impression with perfect unfaded colour. On the usual stiff pale cream wove paper. Outstandingly fine condition; the print surface excellent with hardly the slightest sign of handling. Printed to the full sheet size, as issued.

Signature: Unsigned as issued

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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