Joan Miró was born in Barcelona, Spain, as the son of a goldsmith and jewelry maker. He studied art at the Academia Galí and at the Barcelona School of Fine Art. Miró had developed his own unique style of imagery derived from elements of Catalan folk art and the art of children. Eventually, Breton described him as, “the most Surrealist of us all.”
Lithograph IV Vol. I
124624 Miro, Joan Lithograph IV M. 860 1972 12 5/8'' x 19 1/4'' Lithograph in color on wove paper. In 1972, Miro created for the first volume of the catalog raisonne of his lithographic work one original lithograph in color for the cover and eleven original lithographs in color that were included in the book. (Two additional lithographs were reserved for the deluxe edition of 150 examples). These works are illustrated on pages 33-39 of ``Joan Miro Lithographs, Volume II....
Behind the Artist: Joan Miró
Joan Miró defied the art world with groundbreaking artwork that pushed the boundaries of abstraction into its current form and paved the way for modern art. Intrigued by the artists gathering in Paris, Miró moved to the City of Lights in 1921. The Spanish artist crossed paths with other artists such as Pablo Picasso who were defining Surrealism and Cubism. Miró aligned himself with the proponents of the Surrealist movement in 1924. Despite the Surrealism connection, Miró rejected any all-encompa...
Park West Gallery Auctioneer Spotlight: Sergiu Miron and Alexandra Dima
For over 50 years, Park West Gallery has understood just how personal art collecting can be. Our onboard art teams have taken that to heart and take great pride in building lasting relationships with our collectors. That’s why, every month, we take time to dive into the lives of our top auctioneers to learn more about them! We’d like you to meet Sergiu Miron and Alexandra Dima, a tremendous auctioneer duo! For our March spotlight, Sergiu and Alexandra recently took some time to share with us all...
Joan Miró: Bringing the Subconscious to Life Through His Art
In Park West's new video, learn how Spanish artist Joan Miró revolutionized subjective art in the 20th century by exploring the subconscious mind.
Joan Miró’s Broder Collection: How One Artist Revolutionized Lithography
Joan Miró’s “Broder Collection” is a series of color lithographs that, until 2004, had been inaccessible for over 30 years. The Broder Collection’s vivid colors and obscure shapes align with Miró’s unique artistic style and desire to “assassinate art,” as he once said, enticing viewers to explore and interpret the meaning of each work. Origins of the Broder Collection Louis Broder was a French publisher who helped bring to life many incredibly important graphic works of the 20th century. He co...