Joan Miró, ‘Homage to Helion | Hommage à Hélion’, 1976, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" at the lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 99 at the lower left corner.
It was printed in 1976 in a limited edition of 99 signed and numbered impressions, there were also 10 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition.
It was printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris and published by N. Hélion Éditions Production.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower right corner.

Note: This is a fairly rare work of Miro. We have been able to locate only three other impressions of this lithoraphs that sold in the last ten years.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1992). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. VI 1976-1981. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 1093

Condition: Excellent condition.

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