Joan Miró, ‘Poster for the Exhibition "Joan Miro Graphics" Philadelphia Museum of Art’, 1966, New River Fine Art

Color lithograph, 1966. 650x501 mm; 25 5/8x19 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 127/150 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Maeght, Paris. Published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. A very good impression. Reference: Mourlot 502.
Miro's printmaking was so important to his overall oeuvre, that in 1966, the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted an retrospective of Miro's graphic work. Museums as far away as Tokyo, Japan loaned work for the event and Miro even wrote letters to request special works be loaned to what he felt was the most momentus exhibition of his career to date.
As he often did, Miro created the design for the exhibition poster and
The Philadelphia Museum of Art published the poster for promotion of their their exhibition. Miro agreed to a special signed and numbered lithograph edition of 150 of which this is an example.

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