Joan Miró, ‘Ocella’, 1978, Dellasposa

The present work formed part of a series, alongside another work titled 'La Formiga'

Edition of 75 (+ 25 HC; 21 AP)

Additional lithographs, unsigned, were cut (32 x 46.5 cms) and folded in two for inclusion in the catalogue 'Miro Dibuixos, Goaches - Monotips'

Printed by Litografias artistic as Damia Caus, Barcelona
Published by Galerie Maeght, Barcelona

Signature: Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right on recto

Publisher: Galerie Maeght, Barcelona

'Modern Masters in Print', Dellasposa Fine Art, May - June 2018

Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume VI (Catalogue Raisonne) - number 1157, page 83

Patrick Cramer “Joan Miro: The Illustrated books” Number 237, page 576/577.

Private Collection, London
Dellasposa Fine Art, London

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