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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became enamored by etching, an intaglio technique of incising a design onto a metal plate. When travel pulled Miró away from Marcoussis’s studio, he sent him letters about his budding interests in the medium. “My dear friend,” he

An abstract surreal work of birds by the Spanish modern art master Joan Miro (1893 - 1983). This aquatint is from 1963 and is signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Paper size 19 x 23 inches. Reference: Dupin 368. Framed in a black wood frame with silver bevel and linen mat.

Medium
Condition
Excellent, consistent with age.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
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Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists (though he was never officially part of the group), Joan Miró was also a pioneer of Surrealists: a method of spontaneous drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic manner, developing intricate compositions and a wandering linear style that combined abstract elements with recurring motifs such as birds, eyes, and the moon. During his lifetime, Miró received the Grand Prize for Graphic Work at the 1954 Venice Biennale, exhibited at the first Documenta exhibition in 1955, and enjoyed multiple high-profile retrospectives. Today, Miró’s work—which has sold for eight figures at auction—can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. His public sculptures and murals are installed in cities around the world, including Milan, Paris, and Barcelona.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2021
The Youngest Among Us All: Zao Wou-Ki on Joan MiróGaleria Mayoral
2019
Joan Miró: Birth of the WorldThe Museum of Modern Art
2015
Miró in the Rijksmuseum GardensRijksmuseum
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Preparatifs d'Oiseau IV (Dupin 368), 1963

Aquatint
27 1/2 × 31 1/2 × 1 in
69.9 × 80 × 2.5 cm
Edition 39/75
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

An abstract surreal work of birds by the Spanish modern art master Joan Miro (1893 - 1983). This …

Medium
Condition
Excellent, consistent with age.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Frame
Included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Joan Miró
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$12,000–$13,500
This work
$0
$31,500+

Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists (though he was never officially part of the group), Joan Miró was also a pioneer of Surrealists: a method of spontaneous drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic manner, developing intricate compositions and a wandering linear style that combined abstract elements with recurring motifs such as birds, eyes, and the moon. During his lifetime, Miró received the Grand Prize for Graphic Work at the 1954 Venice Biennale, exhibited at the first Documenta exhibition in 1955, and enjoyed multiple high-profile retrospectives. Today, Miró’s work—which has sold for eight figures at auction—can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. His public sculptures and murals are installed in cities around the world, including Milan, Paris, and Barcelona.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Joan Miró
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