Joan Miró, ‘The Shellfish’, 1969, Print, Lithograph, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Joan Miró

The Shellfish, 1969

Lithograph
30 1/2 × 44 1/2 in
77.5 × 113 cm
Edition of 75
.
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Location
San Francisco
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Lithograph in colors on Arches paper; from the edition of 75.

signed and numbered in pencil

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Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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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, ‘The Shellfish’, 1969, Print, Lithograph, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Lithograph in colors on Arches paper; from the edition of 75.

signed and numbered in pencil

Published/printed by Maeght, Paris

Catalog: M. 641

Image size: 30 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches / Sheet Size: 30 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
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

The Shellfish, 1969

Lithograph
30 1/2 × 44 1/2 in
77.5 × 113 cm
Edition of 75
.
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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