Joan Miró, ‘Dorothea Tanning’, 1977, Gilden's Art Gallery

JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)

Title: Dorothea Tanning, 1977

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 40 x 52 cm. / 15.8 x 20.5 in.
Image size: 31 x 39 cm. / 12.2 x 15.4 in

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist ''Miró'' at the lower right margin.
The work is also hand numbered in pencil "30/60" at the lower left margin. There were also ten artist’s proofs numbered with Roman numerals.
This lithograph was printed by Mourlot, Paris and published in a limited edition of 60 signed and numbered impressions in 1977 by XXe siècle, Paris.

Note: Joan Miró along with André Masson and Roberto Matta prepared lithographs to be included in a book of poetry and essays dedicated to the celebrated surrealist artist, Dorothea Tanning.

Literature:

  1. Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1977). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. III 1964-1969. Geneva: Weber.
    Reference: Mourlot 929
  2. Cramer, P. (1989). Joan Miró. The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Cramer
    Reference: Cramer 233

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