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Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
LOT ID: 80806
La Mélodie Acide, ie. circa 1980

Lithograph, 14 Colour Lithographs
12.9 х 9.8 in. (32.77 x 24.89 cm.)
Signed, and numbered e
Edition of 1500
Lot description
Complete set of 14 lithographs, full sheets, loose as issued, in excellent condition, with the original natural-coloured, textured paper folder and white cardboard folder.

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.

After spending a few of his teenage years in a technical school, Joan Miró (Spanish, b.1893–1983) began in earnest his artistic career. He trained at Francesc Galí’s Escola d’Art in Barcelona from 1912 to 1915, after which he had his first solo show in Barcelona at the gallery of José Dalmau in 1918. Starting in 1920, Miró divided his time between Montroig, Spain, and Paris, where he commingled with poets such as Max Jacob, and took part in Dada activities. Dalmau organized a solo show for Miró in Paris at the Galerie la Licorne in 1921, and in 1924, Miró joined the Surrealist group. His wide body of work included ceramics, various prints, drawing, and sculpture. Major projects include the 1958 ceramic murals The Sun and The Moon for the UNESCO building in Paris. He collaborated with Josep Llorens Artigas (Spanish, 1892–1980), and was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation’s Grand Prize.
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