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Joan Miró

Exhibition at the Galerie Matarasso, Nice, 1957

Lithograph
24 4/5 × 18 9/10 in
63 × 48 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£5,250
Location
Brighton
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A lithograph produced, on wove paper. Aside from the edition of 125.

A lithograph produced, on wove paper. Aside from the edition of 125.

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand signed and dated by the artist in pencil, numbered "H.C" (Hors Commerce)
Publisher
Published by Galerie Matarasso, Nice
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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A lithograph produced, on wove paper. Aside from the edition of 125.

A lithograph produced, on wove paper. Aside from the edition of 125.

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand signed and dated by the artist in pencil, numbered "H.C" (Hors Commerce)
Publisher
Published by Galerie Matarasso, Nice
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

Exhibition at the Galerie Matarasso, Nice, 1957

Lithograph
24 4/5 × 18 9/10 in
63 × 48 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£5,250
Location
Brighton
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