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Joan Miró

Dog Barking at the Moon, 1952

Original lithograph
20 3/4 × 13 7/8 in
52.7 × 35.2 cm
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Framed
A rare proof without the center fold normally found after publication in Verve by Teriade. …

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Framed
A rare proof without the center fold normally found after publication in Verve by Teriade. Printed at Mourlot Studios, Paries.

Joan Miro’ was a Spanish artist and one of the major artists of the 20th century. Considered a Surrealist, for the dreamlike automatism of his works. He was a painter, sculptor, …

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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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Framed
A rare proof without the center fold normally found after publication in Verve by Teriade. …

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Framed
A rare proof without the center fold normally found after publication in Verve by Teriade. Printed at Mourlot Studios, Paries.

Joan Miro’ was a Spanish artist and one of the major artists of the 20th century. Considered a Surrealist, for the dreamlike automatism of his works. He was a painter, sculptor, …

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Plate lower right
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

Dog Barking at the Moon, 1952

Original lithograph
20 3/4 × 13 7/8 in
52.7 × 35.2 cm
Bidding closed
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