Joan Miró, ‘Great Wind | Grand Vent’, 1960, Gilden's Art Gallery

This etching and aquatint in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil "Miró" at the lower right margin
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 90, at the lower left margin.
It was printed in a limited edition of 90 signed and numbered impressions in 1960 by Crommelynck et Dutrou, Paris.
It was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1972). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. I 1930-1952. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Dupin 283

Condition: Very good condition. Pale staining in the margins.

About Joan Miró

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.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain