Joan Miró, ‘Lovers and Luna Park I, from: Allegro Vivace | Les Amoureux et Luna Park I’, 1981, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil ''Miró'' at the lower right margin
It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 100 at the lower left margin.
This work was part of the Allegro Vivace Suite that contained 15 lithographs, all signed and numbered by the Spanish Master.
It was printed by Ateliers Lelong, Paris in 1981, and was published by Daniel Lelong Editeur, Paris in 1987.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1992). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. VI 1976-1981. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 1237

Condition: Very good condition. Pale time-staining around the image from previous mounting. Remnants of hinging, verso.

About Joan Miró

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.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain