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Joan Miró

Miró Lithographs I-IV (M. 854; 857-867; 1036-1047; 1112-1117; 1255-1260; C. Bks. 160; 198; 230; 249)

Set of four volumes of the catalogue raisonné, with 30 lithographs on wove paper, bound (as issued)
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D
Doyle

1972-81

Each overall: 13 x 10 1/4 inches; 330 x 260 mm.

with complete text in English from editions …

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1972-81

Each overall: 13 x 10 1/4 inches; 330 x 260 mm.

with complete text in English from editions of 5000, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheets.

Signature
Numbered on the justification pages (numbered 4512 in ink, 1055 in pencil, and stamp numbered 1615 and 32, respectively)
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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About the work
D
Doyle

1972-81

Each overall: 13 x 10 1/4 inches; 330 x 260 mm.

with complete text in English from editions …

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1972-81

Each overall: 13 x 10 1/4 inches; 330 x 260 mm.

with complete text in English from editions of 5000, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheets.

Signature
Numbered on the justification pages (numbered 4512 in ink, 1055 in pencil, and stamp numbered 1615 and 32, respectively)
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

Miró Lithographs I-IV (M. 854; 857-867; 1036-1047; 1112-1117; 1255-1260; C. Bks. 160; 198; 230; 249)

Set of four volumes of the catalogue raisonné, with 30 lithographs on wove paper, bound (as issued)
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