Joan Miró, ‘Picasso i els Reventos’, 1973, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso i els Reventos’, 1973, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso i els Reventos’, 1973, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso i els Reventos’, 1973, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso i els Reventos’, 1973, Christie's

Comprising five bon à tirer proofs, including: one impression of the black plate only, one impression of the colour plate with the lines printed in green, one impression of the colour plate with a green surface tone, a red spot and the lines white, one impression of the colour plate printed in black with surface tone, and one of the combined plates printed in black, green and red; each signed, dated 29/I/73, all inscribed Bon à tirer and extensively annotated in pencil or black ball-point pen, the black proof of the colour plate with detailed instructions to the printer, before the total edition of 45 of the suite of four decomposition prints (the total edition of the complete image was 232), published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, the full sheets, some handling marks in the margins, otherwise in good condition.
Plate 237 x 435 mm., Sheet 562 x 760 mm. (and similar)
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Dupin 588-591; see Cramer Books 176

Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona.

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