Joan Miró, ‘Woman | Femme’, 1932/1958, Gilden's Art Gallery

This lithograph is hand signed by the artist in pencil "Miró" at the lower right margin and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 300 at the lower left margin.
The work is also signed in the plate "Miró" in the lower right corner.
The lithograph was printed in 1958 in a limited edition of 300 hand signed and numbered impressions based on Miró's painting "Femme", from 1932.
It was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.
The paper bears the dry-stamp of the publisher and the Arches watermark.

Literature: Maeght, A. (1957). Illustrated Catalogue of Eaux-fortes et lithographies originales, Estampes à tirage limité, Affiches & Derrière le Miroir. Paris: Maeght Éditeur.
Reference: Maeght 1712

Condition: Very good condition. Pale, unobtrusive staining in the lower margin.

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