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Joan Miró

Fissures, Plate 5, 1969

Color etching and aquatint on BFK Rives
19 1/8 × 22 7/8 in
48.6 × 58.1 cm
Edition 30/75
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(there were also 15 copies with monotype on Japan plus 20 hors commerce proofs in Roman numerals), …

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(there were also 15 copies with monotype on Japan plus 20 hors commerce proofs in Roman numerals), Maeght Éditeur, Paris, publisher

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Pencil signed and numbered 30/75
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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(there were also 15 copies with monotype on Japan plus 20 hors commerce proofs in Roman numerals), …

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(there were also 15 copies with monotype on Japan plus 20 hors commerce proofs in Roman numerals), Maeght Éditeur, Paris, publisher

Signature
Pencil signed and numbered 30/75
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

Fissures, Plate 5, 1969

Color etching and aquatint on BFK Rives
19 1/8 × 22 7/8 in
48.6 × 58.1 cm
Edition 30/75
Bidding closed
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