Joan Miró, ‘Femme-Oiseau II’, 1960, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Joan Miró

Femme-Oiseau II, 1960

Etching and aquatint
13 5/8 × 18 1/4 in
34.6 × 46.4 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
San Francisco
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper bearing the “BFK RIVES” …

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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.

Joan Miró, ‘Femme-Oiseau II’, 1960, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper bearing the “BFK RIVES” watermark.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Miró.

A superb proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 90, annotated “H.C.” in pencil in the margin lower left (one of few …

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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.

Joan Miró

Femme-Oiseau II, 1960

Etching and aquatint
13 5/8 × 18 1/4 in
34.6 × 46.4 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
San Francisco
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