- Joan Miró
- Sans titre
- signed Miró, dated 11/XII/1938 and dedicated pour Florence Löeb (lower right)
- India ink and bodycolour on card
Galerie du XXe Siècle, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The child-like nature of the work – which is not to imply an unnecessary naivety but rather a freeness and originality in its expressive force – makes it a particularly endearing present for a young girl. The work is dedicated to Florence Löeb; Florence, who would have been eight years old at the time, was the daughter of the celebrated and visionary gallery-owner Pierre Löeb, the Parisian dealer of many of the greatest modern artists of the inter-war period, including Picasso, Giacometti and Miró. That the work was given to her adds a touching coda to a composition of remarkable imagination and vitality.