Joan Miró, ‘Petite fete de nuit’, 1973, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Petite fete de nuit’, 1973, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Petite fete de nuit’, 1973, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by: Maeght Imprimeur, Paris
Note: The work seems misaligned being not in the centre of the paper but with the signature placed to the right of the image. This is an unusual effect but quite in accordance with the catalogue raisonne.
Condition Report: The height of the margins has been trimmed by 1.17 cms, the width is correct.

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Maeght, Editeur, Paris

Miro Lithographie V (1972 - 1975) - Maeght Editeur (Catalogue Raisonne ) - No 914, page 51

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