Joan Miró, ‘Creation Miró | Création Miró’, 1961-1962, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Creation Miró | Création Miró’, 1961-1962, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Creation Miró | Création Miró’, 1961-1962, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Creation Miró | Création Miró’, 1961-1962, Gilden's Art Gallery

This etching with aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" at the left side of the sheet.
The work is inscribed "E.A" (épreuve d'artiste [Artist's proof]) and dedicated in pencil by the artist "Pour Robert Dutrou".
It was printed in a limited edition of 75 hand signed and numbered impressions plus a few Hors Commerce [out of trade] impressions.
This impression is one of only a few dedicated proofs that were printed aside from the standard edition.
It was printed by Llovet, Barcelona.

Provenance: A gift from the artist to his printer, Robert Dutrou.

Note: Robert Dutrou (printmaker), who ran Maeght’s printmaking studio in Levallois, a town northwest of Paris, during the 1960s. Robert Dutrou and Miró shared an enormous syncretism in their work and a strong focus on simplicity. They tried out countless different instruments, using the imperfections in the surface as stimuli for their creativity.

Literature: Dupin, J. (1989). Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961-1973. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 306.

Condition: Excellent condition.

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