Joan Miró, ‘Le Soleil Rouge’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Le Soleil Rouge’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Le Soleil Rouge’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by: Mourlot Imprimeur, Paris
Note: This was part of a series of 11 Lithographs made to accompany the Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 1. There was a Deluxe Edition of just 80 copies which included the signed and numbered Lithographs. Examples of these, with narrow margins and unsigned were included bound within the book.

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: A.C.Mazo, Maeght, Paris ; Poligrafa, Barcelona

Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume IV (Catalogue Raisonne) - number 859, page 198
Cramer: “Joan Miro, The Illustrated books” Number 160

All State Galleries, Gallery 121, 121 Spring Street, New York, USA

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