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Joan Miró

Personnage oiseaux, 1981

Bronze
6 1/2 × 4 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
16.5 × 10.4 × 10.9 cm
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from ADOM (Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró), signed and dated March 8, 2011.

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Signed and numbered on the base: Miro 2/5
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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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This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from ADOM (Association pour la Défense de …

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This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from ADOM (Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró), signed and dated March 8, 2011.

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed and numbered on the base: Miro 2/5
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Personnage oiseaux, 1981

Bronze
6 1/2 × 4 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
16.5 × 10.4 × 10.9 cm
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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