Joan Miró, ‘Sans titre’, 1976, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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Joan Miró

Sans titre, 1976

Colour chalk drawing on wove paper
12 3/5 × 9 1/5 in
32 × 23.3 cm
.
€60,000
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Certificate of authenticity issued by the ADOM (Association for the Preservation of the Work of …

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Signed, dated and dedicated on the back: Miró 11 / I / 76 ; à Madame Dierdorf avec mon affectueuse pensée
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, ‘Sans titre’, 1976, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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About the work
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Certificate of authenticity issued by the ADOM (Association for the Preservation of the Work of Miro) dated April 2019.

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Signed, dated and dedicated on the back: Miró 11 / I / 76 ; à Madame Dierdorf avec mon affectueuse pensée
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

Sans titre, 1976

Colour chalk drawing on wove paper
12 3/5 × 9 1/5 in
32 × 23.3 cm
.
€60,000
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