Joan Miró, ‘Untitled (from: The Lizard with the Golden Feathers)’, 1971, e.artis contemporary

This hand-signed original artwork by Joan Miró comes from the portfolio "The lizard with the gold feathers".

The portfolio is a series of 13 color lithographs illustrating a poem by Miró. The lithographs were printed in November 1971 at Mourlot in Paris. In addition to the edition only signed in the imprint, a Deluxe Edition was created on Japan Kochi paper, in which all graphics are signed by hand and numbered from I / X to X / X. The sheet offered here comes from this extremely rare edition.

Miró's interest in luxurious art books is an important part of his serial work, which he used very actively. The combination of verse and image is the search for a way to communicate a narrative without words, without performing an action or conceiving a verbal dramaturgy - in short, a poetic narrative that will only live or die in its images.

The authenticity of the work is secured by naming it in the catalog of works under number 803.

Series: The Lizard with the Golden Feathers.

Signature: Numbered lower left: II / X Signed in pencil lower right: Miró.

Image rights: © e.artis, Joan Miró

Private collection Bavaria

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