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Joan Miró, ‘Head of the Setting Sun’, 1967, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Joan Miró

Head of the Setting Sun, 1967

Aquatint and Carborundum
11 × 14 3/4 in
27.9 × 37.5 cm
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San Francisco
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on wove paper bearing the Arches script …

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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, ‘Head of the Setting Sun’, 1967, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on wove paper bearing the Arches script watermark

Hand signed in pencil lower right Miró.

A superb proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 75, annotated “H.C.” (hors commerce) in pencil lower left.

Catalog: Dupin 437

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Print
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

Head of the Setting Sun, 1967

Aquatint and Carborundum
11 × 14 3/4 in
27.9 × 37.5 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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