Joan Miró, ‘Joan Miró and Catalonia | Joan Miró und Katalonien’, 1970, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist with his monogram "M." at the lower right margin
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 160 in Roman numerals at the lower left margin. There was also an edition of 90 on Japan paper.
The work was printed by Poligrafa, Barcelona and published by L’Orangerie, Köln in 1970.
The paper bears the Arches watermark.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1972). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. I 1930-1952. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 667

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale staining in the margins, particularly the lower margin.

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