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Joan Miró
PAINTING I & PAINTING II (A PAIR)
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT
321
Joan Miró
PAINTING I & PAINTING II (A PAIR)
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
PAINTING I & PAINTING II (A PAIR)
(I): Signed Miró. and dated 10-XI-72 I. (on the reverse)
(II): Signed Miró. and dated 10-XI-72 II. (on the reverse)
Oil, pencil and incising on board
Each: 6 1/8 by 43 7/8 in.
15.5 by 111.5 cm
Each painted on November 10, 1972. 
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Provenance

Estate of the artist (and sold to benefit the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Majorca: Sotheby's, Madrid, December 9, 1986, lots 19 & 21)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Jacques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings, 1969-1975, vol. V, Paris, 2003, nos. 1464 & 1465, each illustrated in color p. 104

Catalogue Note

In these calligraphically powerful compositions from 1972, Miró explores the subversive potential of his established lexicon of signs and symbols. His highly graphic renderings pay little regard to defining any subject, and the visual planes are instead purely vehicles for the artist's emphatic application of black pigment. The gesture is not unlike the tag of an urban graffiti artist, where the economized, bold mark is the unmistakable calling card of a complex artistic persona.

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