Joan Miró, ‘Untitled from Fusées’, 1959, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original etching and aquatint printed in three colors (blue, black, magenta) on lightly tinted wove paper, with touches of hand-coloring

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Miró.

A superb proof impression, apart from the numbered edition of 100. Annotated “H.C.” in pencil in the margin lower left, which was reserved for the artist and his collaborators. One of fifteen etchings from the folio Fusées. Published by Louis Broder Éditeur, Paris; printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou, Paris.

Catalog: Dupin 262; Cramer 54 XV

Sheet Size: 9 7/8 x 14 inches

In excellent condition, with bright, fresh colors, printed on a sheet with full margins.

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