Joan Miró, ‘Woman and Bird in Front of the Moon’, 1947, Gilden's Art Gallery

Very good condition. This original etching and aquatint was printed by Atelier 17, New York, in 1947, in a limited edition of 300 impressions. There were also five artist’s proofs. It was published by Laurel Gallery, New York. Skinning along the sheet edges, verso. A printer's crease in the upper left margin.

Signature: Hand signed and dated in pencil by the artist "Miró 1947" on the lower right. Hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 300 at the lower left corner.

Dupin, J. (1984). Miró Engraver, Vol. I 1928-1960. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 51

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