Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Miró Engraver Volume I: 1928-1860’, 1984, Sworders

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Largest size: 36 x 27.5 cm (3)

This copy numbered 1569 from the edition of 2700, published by Daniel Lelong Editeur, Paris; together with portfolio 'La Melodie Acide', signed by Miro and the author Patrick Waldberg in pencil on the numbering page, all lithographs missing; and the book 'Andre Beaudin', containing eight lithographs (including the cover)

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