Joan Miró, ‘Two letters with drawings’, Doyle
Joan Miró, ‘Two letters with drawings’, Doyle
Joan Miró, ‘Two letters with drawings’, Doyle

One signed Miro (lr) and dated 10/IX.78; and the other dated 2/XII/79

One in which the artist thanks Robert Fizdale for the 'belle chemise' in which he is very elegant and walks in the moonlight; and the other mentions a beautiful song for Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale

Ink on artist's letterhead onion skin paper

Each sheet 11.5 x 8.25 inches (29.2 x 21 cm)

Each with an envelope affixed to the backing, to the pianists in Water Mill.

Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold were a classical two-piano duo active in the 1940s and 1950s. Composers such as John Cage and Francis Poulenc wrote works for them.

Property from a Beekman Place Apartment

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