Joan Miró, ‘Poster for the 75th Anniversary of the Barcelona Football Club’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Edition: 50000 examples on poster paper ; 1500 numbered examples on Guarro paper with the Football Club blindstamp. Those two editions have the printed signature of Miro. There exists a “before the letters” edition of 50 copies on Arches paper, signed and numbered.
Printed by: Futbol Club Barcelona

Publisher: Poligrafa, Barcelona

Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume V number 931, page 68

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