Joan Miró, ‘White Magic I, from: Allegro Vivace | Magie blanche I’, 1981, Gilden's Art Gallery

JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)

Title: White Magic I, from: Allegro Vivace | Magie blanche I, 1981

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 61 x 90 cm. / 24 x 35.4 in.
Image size: 45.8 x 61.5 cm. / 18 x 24.2 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil ''Miró'' at the lower right margin
It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 100, at the lower left margin.
This work was part of the Allegro Vivace Suite that contained 15 lithographs, all signed and numbered by the Spanish Master.
It was printed by Ateliers Lelong, Paris in 1981, and was published by Daniel Lelong Editeur, Paris in 1987.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1992). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. VI 1976-1981. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 1239

Condition: Excellent condition.

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