Joan Miró, ‘Yvon Taillandier, Miro, 1959-61, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1961’, Christie's
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Joan Miró

Yvon Taillandier, Miro, 1959-61, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1961

The complete set of one signed and numbered etching with aquatint and four lithographs in colors (including the cover), with two color variants of the second lithograph and the etching
13 3/10 × 10 1/5 × 1 1/2 in
33.7 × 26 × 3.8 cm
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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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.

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With the title page, justification and the text by Yvon Taillandier in French and English, copy LXXI of LXXV (from the edition of 50), loose (as issued), in very good condition, with the original canvas blue portfolio case
Overall: 13 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 1 ½ in. (337 x 260 x 38 mm.)

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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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.

Joan Miró

Yvon Taillandier, Miro, 1959-61, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1961

The complete set of one signed and numbered etching with aquatint and four lithographs in colors (including the cover), with two color variants of the second lithograph and the etching
13 3/10 × 10 1/5 × 1 1/2 in
33.7 × 26 × 3.8 cm
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