Andipa Gallery is delighted to announce a selling exhibition of unique works and rare graphics by Joan Miro.
Taking place from 7 April to 7 May 2011 the show coincides with the first major London retrospective of Miro’s work for almost 50 years, The Ladder of Escape at the Tate Modern, and will offer a rare opportunity to acquire some of the finest original works by this master of 20th Century art.
The exhibition will show rare works on paper, including some of Miro’s 1965 Le Courtisan Grotesque series. Works described as displaying “the most genuine Miro, the one of the astral signs (and) symbolic objects… who uses his own mature language, without hesitations.” Daniel Giralt-Miracle (art critic and historian).
Miro’s most iconic and admired engravings, lithography and etchings will also be on display. Pieces will include the original lithograph Montroig 2, named after the Catalan village to which Miro felt a deep connection, returning to throughout his life, and which inspired some of his most seminal works. These highly sought after brightly coloured pieces make up an integral part of the artist’s oeuvre and demonstrate Miro’s expert use of carborundum to produce richly textural pieces that reflect the original qualities of painting.
Miro was among the most prominent of modern artists, developing a unique Surrealist language that expressed freedom and energy through its fantastical imagery, vibrant use of colour and free use of paint, often splattered across his canvases creating an explosive effect. The more political side to Miro’s work reflects the turbulent times of the Spanish Civil War and repression under the Franco regime. His works express and react to conflict, protest and political upheaval. In our current instable and uncertain times, perhaps this more restless and anxious aspect of Miro’s practice is at its most resonant.
Words from Andipa gallery