Joan Miró, ‘Composition VIII (After) Joan Mirò’, 1974, Wallector
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Joan Miró

Composition VIII (After) Joan Mirò, 1974

Lithography
12 3/5 × 19 1/2 × 2/5 in
32 × 49.5 × 1 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
€300
Location
Only Exhibition
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About the work
Wallector
Only Exhibition

Composition VIII is a wonderful color lithograph on paper, realized in 1974 by the Spanish master …

Medium
Print
Condition
Good conditions, except for some visible stains on the higher-margin at the center and a medial vertical fold of the paper at the center.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Mirò Lithographe
Publisher
Maeght Editeur, Paris
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 VIII (After) Joan Mirò’, 1974, Wallector
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Composition VIII is a wonderful color lithograph on paper, realized in 1974 by the Spanish master Joan Miro for the second volume of his catalog "Mirò Lithographe". This plate is from a series composed by an original lithograph for the cover and other eleven original lithographs, two additional lithographs …

Medium
Print
Condition
Good conditions, except for some visible stains on the higher-margin at the center and a medial vertical fold of the paper at the center.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Mirò Lithographe
Publisher
Maeght Editeur, Paris
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 VIII (After) Joan Mirò, 1974

Lithography
12 3/5 × 19 1/2 × 2/5 in
32 × 49.5 × 1 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
€300
Location
Only Exhibition
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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