Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's
Joan Miró, ‘René Char: Flux de l'Aimant’, 1964, Christie's

Each initialled in pencil, numbered 46/75, hors-texte, with title page, text in French and justification, signed by the artist and the author on the justification, copy number 46 of 75 (there were also twenty sets numbered in Roman numerals), published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, the full sheets, with deckle edges at right, generally in very good condition, loose (as issued), contained within the original parchment-covered portfolio with an additional drypoint with aquatint in colours on the cover
510 x 620 x 45 mm. (overall)

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Dupin 370-386; Cramer books 88

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