Joan Miró, ‘Untitled’, 1959, Elliott Gallery
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Joan Miró

Untitled, 1959

Aquatint & Etching
19 × 23 × 2 in
48.3 × 58.4 × 5.1 cm
Edition HC/65
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One of fifteen etchings from the folio Fusées. Published by Louis Broder Éditeur, Paris; printed by …

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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, ‘Untitled’, 1959, Elliott Gallery
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One of fifteen etchings from the folio Fusées. Published by Louis Broder Éditeur, Paris; printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou, Paris.
Catalog: Dupin 252; Cramer 54 IX

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Pencil Numbered HC Bottom Left Pencil Signed Bottom Right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Fusées
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

Untitled, 1959

Aquatint & Etching
19 × 23 × 2 in
48.3 × 58.4 × 5.1 cm
Edition HC/65
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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