Joan Miró, ‘Gravures Pour une Exposition (Pl. 4) (Dupin 609)’, 1973, Forum Auctions
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Joan Miró

Gravures Pour une Exposition (Pl. 4) (Dupin 609), 1973

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13 3/5 × 27 in
34.5 × 68.5 cm
Edition of 75
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signed and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil, on Arches paper, published by Pierre Matisse, …

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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, ‘Gravures Pour une Exposition (Pl. 4) (Dupin 609)’, 1973, Forum Auctions
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signed and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil, on Arches paper, published by Pierre Matisse, New York, with full margins, sheet 345 x 685mm (13 1/2 x 27in) (unframed)

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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

Gravures Pour une Exposition (Pl. 4) (Dupin 609), 1973

Etching
13 3/5 × 27 in
34.5 × 68.5 cm
Edition of 75
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