Joan Miró, ‘Constellations (Dupin 270; C. Books 58)’, 1959, Doyle
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Joan Miró

Constellations (Dupin 270; C. Books 58), 1959

Color etching, on Arches paper
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Signed and inscribed H.C. in pencil (aside from the numbered edition of 50), from the same-titled …

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Signed and inscribed H.C. in pencil (aside from the numbered edition of 50)
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.

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Signed and inscribed H.C. in pencil (aside from the numbered edition of 50), from the same-titled portfolio, published by Pierre Matisse, New York, with full margins, framed.

10.875 x 7.75 inches; 276 x 197 mm.

Sheet 17.375 x 14.125 inches; 441 x 359 mm

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Signed and inscribed H.C. in pencil (aside from the numbered edition of 50)
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

Constellations (Dupin 270; C. Books 58), 1959

Color etching, on Arches paper
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