Joan Miró, ‘Untitled III’, 23711, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Untitled III, 23711

Gouache, watercolor, watercolor crayon, pastel and collage on paper
29 1/10 × 42 3/5 in
73.9 × 108.2 cm
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Executed on November 30, 1964, this work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed "Miró" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "30/XI/'64 III MIRÓ 30/XI/64 III" on the reverse
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 III’, 23711, Phillips
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Executed on November 30, 1964, this work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity issued by Mr. Jacques Dupin.

From the Catalogue:
Executed in 1964, Untitled IIIis a lyrical black-paper manifestation of the cosmic landscape collages that Joan Miró returned to again and again throughout his oeuvre. …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "Miró" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "30/XI/'64 III MIRÓ 30/XI/64 III" on the reverse
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 III, 23711

Gouache, watercolor, watercolor crayon, pastel and collage on paper
29 1/10 × 42 3/5 in
73.9 × 108.2 cm
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