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Joan Miró

Ubu Roi (Ubu King), 1966

16 1/8 × 24 5/8 in
41 × 62.5 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000 - 20,000
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One of twenty-five H/C Hors d'Commerce proofs aside from the edition of 180, (there was also a …

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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.

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One of twenty-five H/C Hors d'Commerce proofs aside from the edition of 180, (there was also a portfolio edition of 75), printed by Mourlot, Paris, published by Tériade, Paris, with full margins

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Signed and inscribed in pencil, lower left
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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

Ubu Roi (Ubu King), 1966

16 1/8 × 24 5/8 in
41 × 62.5 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000 - 20,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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