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Joan Miró

Lithographie I , 1972

Lithograph
12 3/5 × 10 in
32 × 25.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£3,750
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An iconic lithograph printed in colours, 1972, signed and numbered from the edition of 150 in …

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An iconic lithograph printed in colours, 1972, signed and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil, on a sheet of BFK Rives wove paper. The full sheet measures 320 x 255mm.

Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on BFK Rives wove paper.
Date: 1972
Edition: 150
Dimensions: 108.5 x 69 cm (including frame)
Signature: Signed …

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Mourlot
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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An iconic lithograph printed in colours, 1972, signed and numbered from the edition of 150 in …

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An iconic lithograph printed in colours, 1972, signed and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil, on a sheet of BFK Rives wove paper. The full sheet measures 320 x 255mm.

Medium: Lithograph printed in colours on BFK Rives wove paper.
Date: 1972
Edition: 150
Dimensions: 108.5 x 69 cm (including frame)
Signature: Signed …

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Publisher
Mourlot
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

Lithographie I , 1972

Lithograph
12 3/5 × 10 in
32 × 25.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£3,750
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