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Joan Miró

L'invitee du dimanche, au fond noir II, 1969

Etching in colors on Arches paper
23 1/2 × 39 in
59.7 × 99.1 cm
Edition 37/75
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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Time staining verso; buckling along lower …

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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Time staining verso; buckling along lower center edge and upper center edge; three 1" horizontal creases to the lower right extreme edge; light staining; mild brown stains lower left in margin; two 1" vertical creases to the upper center in margin. Print …

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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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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Time staining verso; buckling along lower …

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Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris

Condition Report: Time staining verso; buckling along lower center edge and upper center edge; three 1" horizontal creases to the lower right extreme edge; light staining; mild brown stains lower left in margin; two 1" vertical creases to the upper center in margin. Print …

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Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin
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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

L'invitee du dimanche, au fond noir II, 1969

Etching in colors on Arches paper
23 1/2 × 39 in
59.7 × 99.1 cm
Edition 37/75
Bidding closed
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