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Installation view of Joan Miró’s Painting, Paris (1930) in "Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937" at the Museum of Modern Art
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MIRÓ, MIRÓ ON THE WALL
by Charlie Finch



In the Paris of the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway often donned boxing gloves and duked it out with random opponents in a makeshift ring. After a time, a small man volunteered to be Hemingway’s corner man. After a few more bouts, Scott Fitzgerald pointed to the corner man, washing Ernest down with a sponge, and asked Hemingway, "Do you know who that is?"

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