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Joan Miró
COMPOSITION AUX MAINS
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
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358
Joan Miró
COMPOSITION AUX MAINS
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
COMPOSITION AUX MAINS
Signed Miró. and dated III/68 (lower right)
Gouache and brush and ink on paper
20 1/2 by 15 1/4 in.
52 by 38.8 cm
Executed in March 1968. 
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ADOM has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Sète, Musée Paul Valery, MIRÓ: vers l'infiniment libre vers l'infiniment grand, 2014, no. 34, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Joan Miró, Les Essences de la terre, Barcelona, 1968, illustration of the lithograph n.p.

Catalogue Note

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Miró adopted the hand motif as a vehicle to explore celestial bodies. Rhythmically automatic and violently gestural, Composition aux mains utilizes the artist’s own body as a mode of conveying emotion though automatic abstraction. Theatrically gestural and marvelously whimsical, the present work display’s Miró’s signature joie de vivre. By utilizing negative space in conjunction with bright colors, the artist creates a sensation of monumentality and universality within the composition.

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