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Joan Miró

Je travaille comme un Jardinier (I Work as a Gardener), 1963

The complete set of nine lithographs in colours (one on the portfolio, one on the wrap-around cover and seven hors-texte), with a further 22 lithographs in colours en-texte, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheets folded (as issued), with justification and text in French, all sheets loose, contained in the original lithographic covered portfolio in colours
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Portfolio: 44 x 35.5 cm (17 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

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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.

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Portfolio: 44 x 35.5 cm (17 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

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Signed on the justification and numbered '69' (printed) (the edition was 75 numbered 41-115 and 20 hors commerce in Roman numerals), … Read more
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

Je travaille comme un Jardinier (I Work as a Gardener), 1963

The complete set of nine lithographs in colours (one on the portfolio, one on the wrap-around cover and seven hors-texte), with a further 22 lithographs in colours en-texte, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheets folded (as issued), with justification and text in French, all sheets loose, contained in the original lithographic covered portfolio in colours
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