Joan Miró, ‘Plate III from Le Lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971’, 1971, Masterworks Fine Art

Created in 1971, this color lithograph is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the image lower right, and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the image lower left. Printed by Mourlot, Paris; published by Louis Broder, Paris.

Signature: This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the image lower right.

  1. Cramer, Patrick, ed. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Gevena: Patrick Creamer Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 148.

  2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Volume V1969-1972. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 793.

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