Joan Miró, ‘Tête’, 1968, Connaught Brown
Joan Miró, ‘Tête’, 1968, Connaught Brown
Joan Miró, ‘Tête’, 1968, Connaught Brown

Excellent condition
Conceived in 1968 and cast between 1968 and 1973 by the Fundició Parellada, Barcelona, in an edition of two plus one artist's proof and one nominative proof

Signature: Signed and numbered 'Miró 2/2' and stamped with foundry mark 'Parellada' on back of the base

Manufacturer: Fundició Parellada, Barcelona

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by ADOM (Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró), dated 27 September 2017 and an original proof of purchase (no. 1642) issued by Galerie Maeght to Mr William A. Seavey, dated 23 December 1980.

J.J. Sweeney, Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1970, p.166-7
J. Dupin, Miró escultor, Barcelona, 1972, p.167
A. Jouffroy and J. Teixidor, Miró Sculptures, Paris, 1980, p.49, no.93
Fundació Joan Miró, Obra de Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1988, p.412, no.1510
E.F. Miró and P.O. Chapel, Joan Miró, Sculptures. Catalogue raisonné 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, p.126, no.114

Galerie Maeght, Paris
William A. Seavey, California (acquired from the above on 23 December 1980)

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