Joan Miró, ‘Vegetable Kingdom’, 1968, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on Arches wove paper.

A superb, richly printed impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 75, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris.

Catalog: Dupin 462; Benhoura 120.

Sheet Size: 29 ¼ x 22 5/8 inches

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

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

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