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Joan Miró

Femme, 1978

Original drawing , pencil on corrugated cardboard envelope
11 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
30 × 23.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000 - 30,000
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Fairhead Fine Art Limited
London
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Miro often made his works on unusual papers and finished them in unusual ways. Most infamous were …

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Miro often made his works on unusual papers and finished them in unusual ways. Most infamous were his Burnt Canvases (Toiles brûlées) which were first cut with a knife and punctured with sharp objects. Paint was applied and petrol poured on and ignited. Such works were a controversial and important part of his …

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Hand-signed by artist, signed upper right “Miro”, Titled and dated verso : “13/VII/78 Femme”
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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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About the work
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Fairhead Fine Art Limited
London
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Miro often made his works on unusual papers and finished them in unusual ways. Most infamous were …

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Miro often made his works on unusual papers and finished them in unusual ways. Most infamous were his Burnt Canvases (Toiles brûlées) which were first cut with a knife and punctured with sharp objects. Paint was applied and petrol poured on and ignited. Such works were a controversial and important part of his …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed upper right “Miro”, Titled and dated verso : “13/VII/78 Femme”
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small works on paper by Joan Miró
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$28,000–$32,000
This work
$0
$84,000+
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

Femme, 1978

Original drawing , pencil on corrugated cardboard envelope
11 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
30 × 23.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000 - 30,000
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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