I bought this in Nahan Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1970s. The happiness and motion of the animals just delighted me.
Size: 24" x 30"
Marks: Signed in pencil lower right corner, #VIII/LXXX. Sticker on back from Nahan Galleries, New Orleans.
Condition: Excellent. Has not been out of the frame since I purchased it. It has been hung away from direct sunlight.
Joan Miró i Ferrà (1893-1983). Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city in 1975. 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. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed 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. He was one of the three most influential artists of the period , along with Dali and Picasso, in my opinion.
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