- Joan Miró
- Sans titre (Composition avec un poème de Carlos Franqui)
- Signed Miró. (lower center); inscribed with a poem and signed with the initials CF by Carlos Franqui
- Colored crayon and marker on paper
Though he absorbed the surrounding ethos and appreciated the aesthetic advances made by Picasso, Miró maintained a singular voice. By the end of the decade, he had developed a poetic vocabulary that would influence the remainder of his oeuvre. His Dadaist roots are particularly evident in the present work with its poetic word fragments. The combination of lines and words of the present work challenge the conception of what constitutes an artwork and the power of language, undoubtedly influencing Contemporary artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat (see fig. 1).