Joan Miró, ‘Ruthven Todd. A Poem For Joan Miro Plate III (Cramer Books 14)’, 1947, Forum Auctions
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Joan Miró

Ruthven Todd. A Poem For Joan Miro Plate III (Cramer Books 14), 1947

Engraving with etching printed in black on wove paper
11 1/10 × 6 4/5 in
28.2 × 17.3 cm
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A rare, possibly unique impression, signed, inscribed epreuve pour Todd and dated, the edition was …

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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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.

Joan Miró, ‘Ruthven Todd. A Poem For Joan Miro Plate III (Cramer Books 14)’, 1947, Forum Auctions
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A rare, possibly unique impression, signed, inscribed epreuve pour Todd and dated, the edition was only 6-10, printed and engraved at Atelier 17, New York, with full margins, 282 x 173mm (5.7 x 6 3/4in) (unframed)

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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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.

Joan Miró

Ruthven Todd. A Poem For Joan Miro Plate III (Cramer Books 14), 1947

Engraving with etching printed in black on wove paper
11 1/10 × 6 4/5 in
28.2 × 17.3 cm
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