JOAN MIRO

MARAVILLAS CON VARIACINES ACROSTICAS

Medium: Color Lithograph
Edition:  From the handsigned edition of 75 on Arches paper.  This is example 27/75 apart from 20 works signed with Roman numerals and 15 copies of the block state on Rives
Year: 1975
Handsigned
Size: 29.5 x 23"
Publisher: Edicions Polìgrafa, S.A., Barcelona
Printer: La Polígrafa, Barcelona
Reference: Mourlot 1053
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LE MARTEAU SANS MAITRE D. 957

Medium: Etching and aquatint in colors
Edition: From the edition of 50 on pearl Japon apart form the edition of 125 in Arabic numbers and proofs
Year: 1976
Signed and numbered (XXX/L) in pencil 
Plate Size: 11 x 8 7/8"
Sheet Size: 17 3/8 x 26 1/8"
Printer:   Morsang
Publisher:   Le Vant d’Arles, Paris
Reference: Dupin 957
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LE MARTEAU SANS MAITRE D. 949

Medium: Etching and aquatint in colors
Edition: From the edition of 50 on pearl Japon apart form the edition of 125 in Arabic numbers and proofs
Year: 1976
Signed and numbered (XXX/L) in pencil
Plate Size: 11 x 8 7/8"
Sheet Size: 17 3/8 x 26 1/8"
Printer:   Morsang
Publisher:   Le Vant d’Arles, Paris
Reference: Dupin 949
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gravures pour une exposition 

Medium: Etching in aquatint
Edition: From the edition of 75 on Arches vellum, plus proofs including 15 HC's. This is an HC. 
Year: 1973
Signed: hand-signed lower right in pencil
Size: 35 5/8 x 24 3/4"
Printer:  Morsang, Paris
Publisher:  Pierre Matisse
Reference: Dupin 608
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Sobreteixims i escultures

Medium: Lithograph
Edition: 150 before the lettering. This is 45/150
Year: 1972
Signed: hand-signed lower right in pencil
Size: 29 9/16 x 22 7/8" with the Sala Gaspar watermark
Printer:  Publicaciones reunidas, Barcelona
Publisher:  Sala Gaspar, Barcelona
Reference: Mourlot 848
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Le Pése - mouche

Medium: Etching in aquatint
Edition: From the edition of 50 on Arches, plus HC. This is 3/50
Year: 1975
Signed: hand-signed, lower right, pencil
Plate Size: 17 3/4 x 9 5/8"
Sheet Size: 26 x 19 7/8"
Printer:  Morsang, Paris
Publisher:  Maeght, Paris (Their blind stamp is on the paper)
Reference: Dupin 741
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LA rainette

Medium: Color Wash, Etching, and Aquatint
Edition: 30 in Arabic numbers on Arches paper
Year: 1978
Signed: in pencil lower right, number lower left
Publisher: Maeght, Paris
Printer: Morsang, Paris
Reference: Dupin 1022
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MARAVILLAS CON VARIACINES ACROSTICAS

Medium: Color Lithograph
Edition: 75 on Arches paper
Year: 1975
Handsigned
Size: 29.5 x 23"
Framed Size: 25.5 x 34" 
Publisher: Edicions Polìgrafa, S.A., Barcelona
Printer: La Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona
Reference: Mourlot 1068
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maravillas con variacines acrosticas

Medium: Color Lithograph
Edition: 75 on Arches paper
Year: 1975
Handsigned
Size: 29.5 x 23"
Framed Size: 25.5 x 34" 
Publisher: Edicions Polìgrafa, S.A., Barcelona
Printer: La Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona
Reference: Mourlot 1060
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LE MARTEAU SANS MAITRE #11

Medium: Etching and aquatint in colors
Edition: 50 on pearl Japon
Year: 1976
Signed: in pencil
Plate Size: 11 x 8.875"
Sheet Size: 17.375 x 26.125"
Frame Size: 23.5 x 21" 
Reference: D. 954
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Le Marteau sans maitre #20

Medium: Etching and aquatint in colors
Edition: 50 on pearl Japon
Year: 1976
Signed: in pencil
Plate Size: 11 x 8.875"
Sheet Size: 17.375 x 26.125"
Frame Size: 23.5 x 21" 
Reference: D. 963
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Le cosmonaute

Medium: Etching and Aquatint
Edition: 75 plus proofs
Year: 1969
Hand Signed: Yes
Size: 13.5 x 18" on 20.25 x 25.75"
Framed Size: 36.5 x 41.25"
Reference: D 47
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MARAVILLAS SUITE

Medium: Color lithograph on Arches paper
Edition: 75 on Arches paper
Year: 1975
Signed: Signed and numbered in pencil
Size: 29.5 x 23"
Framed Size: 37.5 x 29"
Reference: Mourlot 1062
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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1893, Joan Miro was the son of a goldsmith and a jewelry maker. Although he showed an early aptitude and passion for art, his parents discouraged him from pursuing it as a career. At the age of 14, Miro attended both business school and La Lonja’s School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. After three years of study, Miro followed his parents’ wishes and took a job as an accountant. He worked for nearly two years before suffering a nervous breakdown. After his recovery, he abandoned his business career and committed himself to his art studies, enrolling at Francesco Gali’s Escola d’Art in Barcelona.

Miro’s early work was heavily influenced by Fauvism and Cubism, as well as the folkloric Catalan art of his heritage. He held his first solo exhibition in 1918 at Jose Dalmau’s gallery in Barcelona. In 1920, Miro made his first trip to Paris, where he was introduced to Pablo Picasso, Andre Breton, and other emerging artists of the time. Joan Miro aligned himself with the Surrealist movement, led by Breton, but (even though his future work was influenced by the tenets of Surrealism) never fully accepted the movement’s creed and always remained on its periphery. Despite this, Breton was later quoted describing Miro as “the most Surrealist of us all.”

Miro ultimately developed his own unique style, rooted in memory, imaginative fantasy, and the irrational. Miro’s works are distinguished by the use of brilliant pure colors against flat neutral backgrounds. Abstract amoebic shapes are juxtaposed against sharp lines, creating visions that are often whimsical and ethereal. In contrast to his art, Miro’s personality was orderly, detail-oriented, and meticulous. Unlike many of his more bohemian contemporaries, he was known for attending gallery exhibition in dark business suits. Throughout his career, Miro experimented with many media, including etchings, lithographs, ceramics, sculpture, and tapestries. In 1956, Miro settled in a villa in Palma de Majorca, Spain, which was later transformed into the Miro Museum. Joan Miro died December 25, 1983.