Artwork by Joan Miró,  Soleil ebouillanté (Dupin 518)

Joan Miró
Soleil ebouillanté (Dupin 518)

colour etching with aquatint and carborundum
signed and numbered 74/75 in the lower margin. Publisher: Maeght Éditeur, Paris
38.75 x 23.5 ins ( 98.4 x 59.7 cms ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $18,000.00$12,000.00 - $18,000.00

Price Realized $16,800.00
Sale date: June 28th 2022

Private Collection, Montreal

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Joan Miró
(1893 - 1983)

Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1893, Joan Miro showed a talent for drawing early in life and began studying at the age of seven, which eventually lead him to study at the Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc. His first solo exhibition was at the Dalmau Gallery, where his work was met with harsh criticism and defacement. Influenced by artists abroad engaging in Surrealism, Dadaism, and Cubism, Miro was drawn to Montparnasse in Paris, where many ex-pat artists, musicians, and writers were gathering. While he continued to spend his summers in Catalonia, in 1920 Paris became his home for life. In 1924, Miro joined the Surrealist group. The already symbolic and poetic nature of Miro’s work, as well as the dualities and contradictions inherent to it, fit well within the context of dream-like automatism espoused by the group.