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Joan Miró

La Japonaise (Japanese Woman), 1971

Color Lithograph on wove paper
14 × 19 1/2 in
35.6 × 49.5 cm
Edition 122/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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From the 1960s onward, Miro increasingly focused more of his energy on printingmaking. It provided …

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From the 1960s onward, Miro increasingly focused more of his energy on printingmaking. It provided a respite from painting and allowed him to work more communally with other printmakers. Additionally, Miro liked that the message behind his works would spread to more people through print editions than through a …

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Hand signed in pencil, lower right
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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From the 1960s onward, Miro increasingly focused more of his energy on printingmaking. It provided …

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From the 1960s onward, Miro increasingly focused more of his energy on printingmaking. It provided a respite from painting and allowed him to work more communally with other printmakers. Additionally, Miro liked that the message behind his works would spread to more people through print editions than through a …

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Hand signed in pencil, lower right
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

La Japonaise (Japanese Woman), 1971

Color Lithograph on wove paper
14 × 19 1/2 in
35.6 × 49.5 cm
Edition 122/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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