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Joan Miró, ‘Personnage V’, 1946, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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Joan Miró

Personnage V, 1946

Ceramic, enamelled unique piece
10 1/5 × 9 1/10 × 7 9/10 in
26 × 23 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
€100,000 - 150,000
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Certificate of authenticity issued by the association for the defense of the work of Joan Miro, …

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed and dated below: Miro ; Artigas ; 1946
Manufacturer
J Llorens Artigas
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 V’, 1946, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Certificate of authenticity issued by the association for the defense of the work of Joan Miro, dated May 19th, 2014

Signature MIRO on the left paw
Signature ARTIGAS on the right paw
Stamp and n°29 below

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed and dated below: Miro ; Artigas ; 1946
Manufacturer
J Llorens Artigas
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 V, 1946

Ceramic, enamelled unique piece
10 1/5 × 9 1/10 × 7 9/10 in
26 × 23 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
€100,000 - 150,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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