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Joan Miró, ‘Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or (Pl. IX)’, 1971, michael lisi / contemporary art
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Joan Miró

Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or (Pl. IX), 1971

Original lithograph on Rives vellum paper

14 × 19 3/4 in
35.6 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or – a surreal poetic text written by Miro in 1971 – was also illustrated by …

Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or – a surreal poetic text written by Miro in 1971 – was also illustrated by the artist. One of 15 original color lithographs from the text, Plate IX is stunning in its color and elegance. Measuring 14 x 19 ¾ in. (35.6 x 50.2 cm), unframed, it is from the unsigned, unnumbered edition of 150 as …

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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, ‘Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or (Pl. IX)’, 1971, michael lisi / contemporary art
Joan Miró, ‘Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or (Pl. IX)’, 1971, michael lisi / contemporary art
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Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or – a surreal poetic text written by Miro in 1971 – was also illustrated by …

Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or – a surreal poetic text written by Miro in 1971 – was also illustrated by the artist. One of 15 original color lithographs from the text, Plate IX is stunning in its color and elegance. Measuring 14 x 19 ¾ in. (35.6 x 50.2 cm), unframed, it is from the unsigned, unnumbered edition of 150 as …

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Print
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 Lezard aux Plumes d’Or (Pl. IX), 1971

Original lithograph on Rives vellum paper

14 × 19 3/4 in
35.6 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
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