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Le Pecheur d'Eponges (The Sponge Fisherman)

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Joan Miro

Joan Miro

$17,500

Spanish (1893–1983)

  • Date: 1971
  • Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil
  • Edition of 35/50
  • Size: 47.5 x 29.75 in. (120.65 x 75.57 cm)
  • Frame Size: 56 x 38 inches
  • Printer: Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris
  • Publisher: Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris
  • Reference: Figure 697 in Miro Lithographs IV 1969-1972, Maeght Editeur

$17,500

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about Le Pecheur d'Eponges (The Sponge Fisherman)

Joan Miro's Surrealist abstraction is a fine example of the artist's reliance on the subconscious rather than his reality when creating art.

With uneven black forms accented by pops of red and green, the artist's portrayal of the sponge fisherman is unrecognizable and is rendered according to the artist's subconscious rather than the realistic appearance of the subject.

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About The Artist: Joan Miro

Joan Miró Ferra was born April 20, 1893, in Barcelona. At the age of 14, he went to business school in Barcelona and also attended La Lonja’s Escuela Superior de Artes Industriales y Bellas Artes in the same city. Upon completing three years of art studies, he took a position as a clerk. After suffering a nervous breakdown, he abandoned business and resumed his art studies, attending Francesc Galí’s Escola d’Art...

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About The Medium: Lithograph

A print created using flat stones or metal plates. The artist creates a lithograph by drawing an image directly onto the printing element using materials like lithograph crayons or special grease pencils. After this, the drawing is transferred from the plate to the paper in multiples. A lithograph will not have dots when examined with a magnifying glass.

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Le Pecheur d'Eponges (The Sponge Fisherman)

Joan Miro

1971

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Le Pecheur d'Eponges (The Sponge Fisherman)

Joan Miro

1971

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