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Joan Miró

L'Esquimau Fébrile, 1969

Lithograph in colors on linen laid on chiffon of mandeure
34 3/4 × 23 5/8 in
88.3 × 60 cm
Edition 48/75
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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Mild surface soil; mild frayed areas to the …

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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Mild surface soil; mild frayed areas to the extreme edges of the linen. Verso not examined. Floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 44 X 33 Inches

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Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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.

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About the work
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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Mild surface soil; mild frayed areas to the …

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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Mild surface soil; mild frayed areas to the extreme edges of the linen. Verso not examined. Floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 44 X 33 Inches

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

L'Esquimau Fébrile, 1969

Lithograph in colors on linen laid on chiffon of mandeure
34 3/4 × 23 5/8 in
88.3 × 60 cm
Edition 48/75
Bidding closed
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