Joan Miró, ‘Walker Art Center Exhibition Poster’, 1971, New River Fine Art

Based on a gouache drawing by the artist and published on the occasion of the exhibition Miró Sculptures held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN in 1971, this limited-edition lithograph was printed on Arches paper, numbered, and signed by the artist. This example is an Hors Commerce, aside from the numbered edition of 150.
This work is pencil signed and annotated "HC". Printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris. Published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Reference: M755

Hors Commerce works are common in many published fine art editions. Printed with the regular edition, they are generally given to the artist, Publisher or Printing Atelier. They often find their way into the secondary market after the regular edition sells through.

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