Joan Miró, ‘Les Deux Amis’, 1969, Christie's
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Joan Miró

Les Deux Amis, 1969

Etching and aquatint in colors with carborundum on Mandeure rag paper
37 1/2 × 55 1/8 in
95.3 × 140 cm
Edition 23/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROSAMOND BERNIER
Signed in pencil, numbered 23/75, published by Maeght …

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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, ‘Les Deux Amis’, 1969, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROSAMOND BERNIER
Signed in pencil, numbered 23/75, published by Maeght éditeur, Paris, with full margins, uneven mat staining, taped to an overmat on the reverse of the upper sheet edge (showing through), framed
Image: 27 7/8 x 41 7/8 in. (705 x 1065 mm.)
Sheet: 37 ½ x 55 1/8 in. (955 x 1400 …

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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

Les Deux Amis, 1969

Etching and aquatint in colors with carborundum on Mandeure rag paper
37 1/2 × 55 1/8 in
95.3 × 140 cm
Edition 23/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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