Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘Monument to Christopher Columbus and Marcel Duchamp’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery

Each of the works in the portfolio is hand signed in pencil by each artist.
The portfolio is hand numbered “XXI” (21) on the justification page.
This portfolio was published in a limited edition of 125 copies by Éditions Georges Visat, Paris.
There were a further 35 copies numbered in Roman numerals reserved for the artists and collaborators. Our copy is one of these 35.
The etching by Joan Miro was printed with Maeght Éditeur Paris, whilst the other twelve etchings were printed by Éditions Georges Visat, Paris.
The contributing artists are:

  1. Pierre Alechinsky
  2. Arman
  3. Enrico Baj
  4. Hans Bellmer
  5. Camille Bryen
  6. Max Ernst
  7. Raoul Hausmann
  8. Man Ray (two works)
  9. Roberto Matta
  10. Joan Miró
  11. Hans Richter
  12. Dorothea Tanning

Provenance: From the Library Collection of R. & B. L., Paris

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor scuff on the title page. The portfolio case showing very minor signs of wear.

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