In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became enamored by etching, an intaglio technique of incising a design onto a metal plate. When travel pulled Miró away from Marcoussis’s studio, he sent him letters about his budding interests in the medium. “My dear friend,” he

Artist: Joan Miro
Title: Couple D'Oiseaux II
Year: 1966
Medium: Etching and Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 31/50
Paper Size: 29 x 41.5 in. ; Image: 23 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches
Frame: 34.5 x 47.5 inches

Printer: Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris
Publisher: Maeght, Paris

Reference: Fig. 415 in "Miro …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil.
Frame
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Publisher
Maeght, Paris
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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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Miró the Sculptor: Elements of NatureAcquavella Galleries
2019
Joan Miró: Birth of the WorldThe Museum of Modern Art
2015
Miró in the Rijksmuseum GardensRijksmuseum
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Couple D'Oiseaux II, 1966

Etching with Aquatint
34 1/2 × 47 1/2 in
87.6 × 120.7 cm
Edition 31/50
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

Artist: Joan Miro
Title: Couple D'Oiseaux II
Year: 1966
Medium: Etching and Aquatint, …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil.
Frame
Included
Publisher
Maeght, Paris
Price ranges of large prints by Joan Miró
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$17,500–$20,000
This work
$0
$25,000+

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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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