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Joan Miró

Miro Lithograph II, 1975

Eleven lithographs printed in colours
13 × 10 1/5 in
33 × 26 cm
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The book, comprising eleven lithographs printed in colours, all on wove paper, the Spanish edition, …

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The book, comprising eleven lithographs printed in colours, all on wove paper, the Spanish edition, with title-page, text and justification, printed by Maeght, Paris, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, bound as issued in the original boards with lithographed wrappers, each overall size 33 x 26 cm.

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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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The book, comprising eleven lithographs printed in colours, all on wove paper, the Spanish edition, …

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The book, comprising eleven lithographs printed in colours, all on wove paper, the Spanish edition, with title-page, text and justification, printed by Maeght, Paris, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, bound as issued in the original boards with lithographed wrappers, each overall size 33 x 26 cm.

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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

Miro Lithograph II, 1975

Eleven lithographs printed in colours
13 × 10 1/5 in
33 × 26 cm
Bidding closed
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