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Gallery de Sol

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Miró” at the lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil “10/120” at the lower left corner. There were also 20 impressions numbered with Roman numerals.
The work was part of a portfolio entitled “L’Enfance d’Ubu” [Ubu’s Childhood] …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Ubu’s Childhood | L’Enfance d’Ubu
Publisher
Tériade Éditeur

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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Miró the Sculptor: Elements of NatureAcquavella Galleries
2019
Joan Miró: Birth of the WorldThe Museum of Modern Art
2015
Miró in the Rijksmuseum GardensRijksmuseum
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Ubu’s Childhood, 1975

Original Lithograph
12 4/5 × 19 9/10 × 1 in
32.5 × 50.5 × 2.5 cm
Edition 10/120
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Gallery de Sol

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Miró” at the lower …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Ubu’s Childhood | L’Enfance d’Ubu
Publisher
Tériade Éditeur

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.

High auction record
£23.6m, Sotheby's, 2012
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Joan Miró
Other works from Gallery de Sol
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