Joan Miró, ‘The Lady Playing Checkers | La Dame aux Damiers’, 1969, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" at the lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil "13/75" at the lower left corner.
It was printed in 1969 in a limited edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions.
It was printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris in 1969.

Note:
The central motif of this work is used in three works created in 1969, yet only this subject is printed directly onto material and mounted to paper.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1977). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. III 1964-1969. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 544

Condition: Very good condition. A minor crease in the cloth in the upper image, originating during the creative process. Remnants of hinging tape along the upper sheet, verso

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