- 《夜空下的人與鳥 II》
- 款識：畫家簽名 Miró（右下）；簽名 Miró 、題款並紀年17/XII/65 （背面）
Josep Lluís Sert, Boston
Thomas Ammann Fine Arts, Zurich
Dr Carlo F. Bilotti, New York
Sale: Christie's, New York, 3rd November 1993, lot 316
Purchased at the above sale by the late owner
The present work first belonged to Miró’s New York dealer Pierre Matisse, who exhibited it in his gallery in 1967. It was subsequently acquired by the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983), whose circle of friends included not only Miró, but also Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall and a number of other modern artists. In the 1950s Sert designed Miró’s grand new studio in Palma de Mallorca, now Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró. Born, like Miró, in Barcelona, in 1937 Sert moved to Paris, where he designed the Spanish Pavilion for the World’s Fair of the same year. He invited his friends Miró, Picasso and Calder to contribute to the artistic content of the building, and Picasso’s Guernica quickly became the focal point of Sert’s pavilion. In 1939 he emigrated to the United States, where he held several prestigious teaching posts. During his time in America Sert continued to work on important architectural projects in Europe, including Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the Miró Foundation in Barcelona.