Joan Miró, ‘Plate IV (Cramer 1037)’, 1975, Sworders
Joan Miró, ‘Plate IV (Cramer 1037)’, 1975, Sworders

Signed and numbered liii/lxxx in pencil, from the portfolio ‘joan miró lithographs ii’ comprising 14 lithographs, the additional suite included with 80 portfolios, the total edition was 150, printed by mourlot, paris, on vélin d’arches wove paper, the full sheet

Sheet 44.6 x 36.8cm, unframed

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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