Joan Miró, ‘Le Sommeil du Père Ubu I from Suites pour Ubu Roi, 1966 [Mourlot 425/Cramer 108]’, 1966, Roseberys
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Joan Miró

Le Sommeil du Père Ubu I from Suites pour Ubu Roi, 1966 [Mourlot 425/Cramer 108], 1966

Lithograph on arches
21 × 29 2/5 in
53.4 × 74.7 cm
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Roseberys
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Signed with monogram and numbered 51/75 in pencil, (there were also 25 hors commerce impressions)
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published by Tériade Éditeur, Paris, printed by Atelier Mourlot, 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 Sommeil du Père Ubu I from Suites pour Ubu Roi, 1966 [Mourlot 425/Cramer 108]’, 1966, Roseberys
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About the work
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Roseberys
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Signature
Signed with monogram and numbered 51/75 in pencil, (there were also 25 hors commerce impressions)
Publisher
published by Tériade Éditeur, Paris, printed by Atelier Mourlot, 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 Sommeil du Père Ubu I from Suites pour Ubu Roi, 1966 [Mourlot 425/Cramer 108], 1966

Lithograph on arches
21 × 29 2/5 in
53.4 × 74.7 cm
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