Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North
Joan Miró, ‘Je travaille comme un jardinier’, 1963, Smith Andersen North

Artiste : Miro

Author : Yvon Taillandier

Title : Je travaille comme un jardinier (1st edition)

Printing year : 1963

Printer : Mourlot

Publisher : XXième siècle

Size : 430 x 32,5 mm

In folio. Set of 8 Lithographs.

Reference : Cramer 85; Mourlot 284-313

Printer's proof set : the set contains 2 additional unsigned lithographs.

Mint condition, complete portfolio, 1963, nine lithographs in colours , text in French, justification unsigned by the artist, unnumbered (Cramer calls for an edition 75 copies on Rives paper numbered 41 to 115), on watermarked Rives paper, loose as published. Box missing otherwise in perfect condition.

Signature: Unsigned

Publisher: mourlot

Mourlot

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