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Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
LOT ID: 67469
L'Invention du Feu, 1960

20 х 26 in. (50.8 x 66.04 cm.)
Signed, and numbered 46/90 in pencil, lower margin, recto.
Print/Casting Year 1960
Edition 90
Foundry/Publisher Mourlot
Lot description
Miró uses brilliant ruby tones for this evocative work, the title of which translates to "The Invention of Fire." This print's primal colors bring to mind the artist's early pastels.

One of the twentieth century's greatest Modern artists, Joan Miró (1893-1983), created pictorial space where imaginative and cosmic elements were combined with common symbols from our everyday world. Miró employed his characteristic flowing calligraphic style to create a world of abstract forms that resemble shorthand signs and symbols. Along with André Masson, Miró was one of the first artists to develop automatic drawing within the format of the painting process; his automated drawing technique was the beginning of Surrealism as an art movement.

Dupin 284; Mourlot 199
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