Joan Miro (1893 – 1983) was a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. Miro always expressed a contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society and famously declared an ‘assassination of painting’ in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
This rare work is entitled, Ceramiques from the Cermiques de Miro et Artigas suite, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, in 1974, is signed in the lower right in pencil by Miro and numbered HC (Hors Commerce Proof – originally not for sale) by the artist in lower left separate from the small edition of 50.
This work was devoted to the ceramic designs by Miro and his teacher, Llorens Artigas.