Joan Miro

Joan Miro – exhibition in Linz, Austria 1979

I am very happy that – after a while – I am able to present again a nice little autograph from the great spanish painter Joan Miro.

In Vienna, I saw a catalogue which was edited on the occasion of the exhibition of Joan Miro in Linz, which took place between October 25 & December 1, 1979. I think I do not have to tell a lot. Just have a look to the little memory given by Miro in this catalogue and feel the vibrance of the lines, points and star. Somehow a wonderful composition on its own.

Miro, Joan_zeichnung 1979

Joan Miro & Roger Lacourière

From a book trader in Canada I bought a letter from Joan Miro which he has written to his publisher Georges Hugnet “Varengeville s/ mer, 25.3.1940” –

It is an excellent letter from the time in Varengeville (Miro stayed there from 1938 until latest july 1940 and went to Palma due to german invasion in France).

In his biography  (http://miro.palmademallorca.es/obra_grafica/biograf1_ENG_REV.html) you can read ” Miró began his famous Constellations series of twenty-three paintings that have a printwork parallel in L’usage de la parole, a print made in April, 1940 for a poetry magazine founded by Georges Hugnet, in which Miró played with cutout plates, creating a dialog between presence and absence, between inked and white areas, a process he repeated in many series thereafter.”

Cahier Art2

I am very sure that this letter is exactly describing the circumstances concerning the production of those prints: Miro mentions, that he received the copper plates and started to engrave. He mentions „Zervos“ and „Lacourière“ where he hopes to be working soon.

Letter to Georges Hugnet 1940