Joan Miró, ‘Hommage to Pierre Matisse, from: Etchings for an Exhibition’, 1973, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original etching and aquatint in colours is monogrammed in pencil by the artist “M" at lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 75 at the lower left corner.
It was printed by Morsang, Paris and published by Pierre Matisse, New York in 1973 in a limited edition of 75 impressions. There were also a 15 Hors Commerce [Out of Trade] proofs aside the standard edition.
This is the fourth composition (of four) produced by the artist on the occasion of the 1973 exhibition “Miró, paintings, gouaches, sobreteixims, sculpture and etchings” held at Pierre Matisse, New York.

Literature: Dupin, J. (1991). Miró Engraver, Vol. III 1973-1975. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 609

Condition: Very good condition. Moisture staining and associated mould along the lower sheet edge.

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