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Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
LOT ID: 75083
Sans Vivre, 1969

Crayon, Ink, on wove paper
19.25 х 14.63 in. (48.9 x 37.16 cm.)
Signed, dated '20/II/69' and inscribed 'a Monsieur Constant Baruque' in pencil on recto. Accompanied by certificate from the Association pour la Défense de l'CEuvre de Joan Miró, dated 31 May 2012.
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One of the twentieth century's most prolific and recognized Modern artists, Joan Miró (1893-1983) created pictorial spaces that combined imaginative and cosmic elements. Miró employed a characteristic style described as flowing and calligraphic. In his compositions, he created worlds of abstract, amorphous forms that resemble shorthand signs and symbols. Along with André Masson, Miró was one of the first artists to engage in automatism within the realm of painting. It was this technique that pushed Surrealism into its own as an independent art movement. Miró's artwork has been displayed in museums and galleries worldwide, gaining international fame and earning great success at auction. Some of the artist's most recent and notable exhibitions include solo shows at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2012); Tate Modern, London, UK (2011); and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2010).

Selected Public Collections:
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Tate Modern (London, UK)
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Sans Vivre by Joan Miró
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