Joan Miró, ‘Joan Miró. Gravats 5 Poemes. Joan Salvat-Papasseit’, 1974, Christie's
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Joan Miró. Gravats 5 Poemes. Joan Salvat-Papasseit, 1974

The complete set of five etchings and aquatint in colours with embossing on Arches wove paper
Edition 2/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Each signed in pencil, numbered 2/50 (there were also five artist's proofs and and 15 hors …

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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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Each signed in pencil, numbered 2/50 (there were also five artist's proofs and and 15 hors commerce copies), published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, the full sheets, with deckle edges at left and right, in very good condition, each framed; with the title-page and text, loose within the original white …

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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.

Joan Miró

Joan Miró. Gravats 5 Poemes. Joan Salvat-Papasseit, 1974

The complete set of five etchings and aquatint in colours with embossing on Arches wove paper
Edition 2/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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