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Joan Miró

Le Cracheur de Flammes, 1974

Original etching, aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on Arches wove paper. 
44 1/2 × 29 in
113 × 73.7 cm
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Boston
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Galerie d'Orsay
Boston

In excellent condition, with brilliant, fresh colors, printed to the sheet edges.

A superb proof …

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Print
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Hand signed in pencil lower right Miró.
Publisher
Maeght Éditeur, Paris
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, ‘Le Cracheur de Flammes’, 1974, Galerie d'Orsay
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About the work
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Galerie d'Orsay
Boston

In excellent condition, with brilliant, fresh colors, printed to the sheet edges.

A superb proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 75, annotated “H.C.” in pencil lower left (one of a few such proofs reserved for the artist and his collaborators). Published by Maeght Éditeur, …

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand signed in pencil lower right Miró.
Publisher
Maeght Éditeur, Paris
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

Le Cracheur de Flammes, 1974

Original etching, aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on Arches wove paper. 
44 1/2 × 29 in
113 × 73.7 cm
Sold
Location
Boston
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