Joan Miró, ‘Torse de femme’, 1967, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Torse de femme, 1967

Bronze with grey and brown patina
25 3/5 × 11 2/5 × 5 7/10 in
65 × 29 × 14.5 cm
Edition of 5 + 3AP
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Incised with the artist's signature and number "Miró E.A. 1" and stamped with the Fundició Parellada foundry mark on the reverse
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, ‘Torse de femme’, 1967, Phillips
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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Conceived in 1967 and cast by Fundició Parellada, Barcelona, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 5 plus 3 artist's proofs and 1 nominative cast.

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Incised with the artist's signature and number "Miró E.A. 1" and stamped with the Fundició Parellada foundry mark on the reverse
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

Torse de femme, 1967

Bronze with grey and brown patina
25 3/5 × 11 2/5 × 5 7/10 in
65 × 29 × 14.5 cm
Edition of 5 + 3AP
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