This lithograph has been printed from Imprimerie ARTE- Adrien Maeght in Paris in five different chromatic style to illustrate the poetry Ma De Proverbis of the Japanese poet Shuzo Takiguchi, published in seven languages for Polìgrafa edition in Barcelona in 1970.

Medium
Condition
The print is in excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil at the bottom
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Series
75
Publisher
Polìgrafa Edition, Barcelona, 1970
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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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Miró the Sculptor: Elements of NatureAcquavella Galleries
2019
Joan Miró: Birth of the WorldThe Museum of Modern Art
2015
Miró in the Rijksmuseum GardensRijksmuseum
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Ma de proverbis, 1970

Color lithograph on Arches (M 677) paper
22 1/10 × 30 in
56.2 × 76.3 cm
Edition 15/75
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$5,600
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This lithograph has been printed from Imprimerie ARTE- Adrien Maeght in Paris in five different …

Medium
Condition
The print is in excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil at the bottom
Frame
Included
Series
75
Publisher
Polìgrafa Edition, Barcelona, 1970
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Joan Miró
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$5,000–$6,000
This work
$0
$21,000+

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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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