Joan Miró, ‘Maravillas con Variaciones Acrósticas en El Jardín de Miró (Wonders with Aristocratic Variations in Mirós Garden), Plate 17’, 1975, Masterworks Fine Art

An artist proof annotated ‘HC’ (Hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 75.

Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.

Publisher: Ediciones Polígrafa

Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Volume V1972-1975. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1067.

Cramer, Patrick, ed. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Gevena: Patrick Creamer Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 211.

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