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Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
PAINTING II
signed Miró, dated 12/VII/65 and numbered II on the reverse
oil on canvas
15.9 by 24.5cm., 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 in.
Painted on 12th July 1965.
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Provenance

Galerie Maeght, Paris
Sala Gaspar, Barcelona
Private Collection, Spain (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Spain (by descent from the above; sale: Christie’s, London, 21st June 2006, lot 397)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght, Joan Miró, 1968, no. 73, illustrated in the catalogue
Barcelona, Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu, Joan Miró, 1968, no. 79
Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró, Joan Miró, 1975, no. 40, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Palma de Mallorca, Sa Llotja, Joan Miró, 1978, no. 82, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

James Johnson Sweeney, Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1970, illustrated in colour p. 132
Michael Tapié, Joan Miró, Milan, 1970, no. 89, illustrated in colour n.p.
Pere A. Serra, Miró i Mallorca, Barcelona, 1984, no. 205, illustrated in colour p. 155
Pere Gimferrer, Les arrels de Miró, Barcelona, 1993, no. 888, illustrated p. 384
Jacques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné. Paintings 1959-1968, Paris, 2002, vol. IV, no. 1197, illustrated p. 157

Catalogue Note

'For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem. It must radiate like the flints that shepherds in the Pyrenees use for lighting their pipes’ (The artist quoted in Margit Rowell, Selected Writings and Interviews, London, 1987, p. 251)

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