ALL: James Smith Pierce Collection

 

Artist

Joan Miro

Nationality

Spanish

Artist Dates

1893-1983

Title of Work

L'air

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Date of Work

1937

Medium

Lithograph

Edition #

Verve Magazine, first issue

Signature

Signed in stone

Height

14"

Width

10 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Displayed: SMHS Art Gallery, 2nd Floor

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

During his first year in Paris after fleeing Spain at the eruption of the Spanish Civil War, Miro was tasked to create a work for the first issue of the Paris-based Verve Magazine. Miro was one of four artists who each chose one of the four elements as inspiration for their work for this publication.

Like many of his works during this period, L’airis thought to take some influence from the Spanish Civil War; particularly the ‘scorched’ ground and grotesque figures pictured towards the bottom of the work.

Tag: JSP Estate Collection

Work included in 'School of Paris' exhibition, 2019.

Condition

Very good

Condition Notes

Tape remnants verso

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