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Joan Miró, ‘Les Géants’, 1960, Koller Auctions
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Joan Miró

Les Géants, 1960

Etching, carborundum and aquatint
Edition 18/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed in pencil lower right: Miró.
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Published by Maeght, Paris.
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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 Géants’, 1960, Koller Auctions
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Image 58.5 x 92 cm on vélin by BFK Rives (with the trimmed watermark) 75 x 105 cm.
Printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou, Paris.
From the 6-part series …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right: Miró.
Publisher
Published by Maeght, Paris.
Image rights
Courtesy of Koller Auktionen
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

Les Géants, 1960

Etching, carborundum and aquatint
Edition 18/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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