Joan Miró, ‘Untitled (Plate 19 from Album 21) (M.1141; Cramer 241)’, 1978, Forum Auctions
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Joan Miró

Untitled (Plate 19 from Album 21) (M.1141; Cramer 241), 1978

Lithograph printed in colours
19 7/10 × 25 1/5 in
50 × 64 cm
Edition of 75
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Signed and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil, printed by Mourlot, published by Maeght, …

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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 (Plate 19 from Album 21) (M.1141; Cramer 241)’, 1978, Forum Auctions
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Signed and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil, printed by Mourlot, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, 500 x 640mm (19 5/8 x 25 1/8in) (framed)

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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 (Plate 19 from Album 21) (M.1141; Cramer 241), 1978

Lithograph printed in colours
19 7/10 × 25 1/5 in
50 × 64 cm
Edition of 75
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