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Joan Miró

Constellations (M. 261; Cramer Books 58), 1959

Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the artist, on Arches paper
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Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the …

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Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the artist, 1959, on Arches paper, the first signed and numbered 321/350 in pencil, the justification signed by the artist in blue ink and the author, André Breton, in red ink and numbered 321 (the total edition was 384), with …

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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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Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the …

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Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the artist, 1959, on Arches paper, the first signed and numbered 321/350 in pencil, the justification signed by the artist in blue ink and the author, André Breton, in red ink and numbered 321 (the total edition was 384), with …

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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 (M. 261; Cramer Books 58), 1959

Complete set of one color lithograph and 22 color pochoir reproductions after gouaches by the artist, on Arches paper
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