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Joan Miró

Oiseau Devant le Soleil, 1961

Color lithograph on black wove paper
32 3/4 × 14 3/4 in
83.2 × 37.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Provenance
CGA
Capsule Gallery Auction
New York

Sheet: 32 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Frame: 42 x 24 inches

Condition: very good, mounted to the linen …

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Sheet: 32 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Frame: 42 x 24 inches

Condition: very good, mounted to the linen backing, minor wave to paper, not examined out of frame

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed lower right, numbered 92/300 lower left
Publisher
Maeght Gallery
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
Provenance
CGA
Capsule Gallery Auction
New York

Sheet: 32 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Frame: 42 x 24 inches

Condition: very good, mounted to the linen …

Read more

Sheet: 32 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Frame: 42 x 24 inches

Condition: very good, mounted to the linen backing, minor wave to paper, not examined out of frame

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed lower right, numbered 92/300 lower left
Publisher
Maeght Gallery
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

Oiseau Devant le Soleil, 1961

Color lithograph on black wove paper
32 3/4 × 14 3/4 in
83.2 × 37.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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