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After Joan Miró

Le Moulin à Café, 1954

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Lot 16
Etching and aquatint in colors
19.4 x 22.0 in (49.2 x 55.9 cm)
Edition of 300
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Following Miró’s original painting in 1918 'Still Life with Coffee Grinder,' this 1954 etching and aquatint, engraved by Visat, carries through the same experimentation with varied texture and modulation. The restrained color palette makes 'Le Moulin à Café' a significant departure from Miró’s other works.

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About After Joan Miró

Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893- 1983) was a prolific painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist. In 1911, after a terrible attack of typhoid fever, the artist devoted his practice entirely to painting. His early work was influenced by Catalonian art and Roman fresco while his later paintings were characterized by Catalan culture and Surrealism. Miró’s influence as an artist is far reaching, inspiring the art of the American abstract expressionist artists such as Calder, Pollock, and Rothko.