Joan Miró, ‘Le Chasseur de Pieuvres’, 1969, Wallector

This is an original etching, aquatint, and carborundum printed in colors on paper. Hand signed by Joan Miró in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered on the lower left. Edition of 75 prints.

Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris. Very good conditions. It represents an abstract scene.

While Joan Miró (1893-1983) rejected any formal association with movements or groups, including the Surrealists, André Breton recognized him as “the most Surrealist of us all”. His artistic approach encouraged the free play of associations and envisaged “accidents” to provoke reactions that closely connected to subconscious experiences. Miró’s famous motifs consist of freely reshaped fragments cut from catalogs for machinery on canvases to form black silhouettes – solid or in outline, with dramatic accents of white and red.

Signature: Hand signed by Joan Miró in pencil in the lower right margin.

Publisher: Paris, Maeght

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