Joan Miró Joan Miró 12.01/16.03 2017

On January 12 Galería Elvira González will present a solo show of work by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983), one of the key figures in 20th-century avant-garde art. The show consists of two paintings, ten sculptures from the 1970s and early 1980s, and five works on paper, including art works that have never been exhibited previously.

The exhibition -which has been organized in conjunction with the Miró family and the Successió Miró and is the second show dedicated to the Catalan artist at Galería Elvira González- demonstrates Miró’s interest in nature, in everyday objects and for tools and utensils as wellsprings for his poetic imagination.

Miró’s earliest sculptures, which he termed constructions and assemblages, date from 1930. Beginning in 1966 Miró’s work with sculpture, primarily in bronze, became more systematic, to the extent that he produced more than 400 such works during the remaining years of his career.

Works

Joan Miró, Le Chanteur d’opéra, 1977
55 x 70 x 13 cm | 21 ⅝ x 27 ½ x 5 ⅛ in
Bronze

Joan Miró, Tête, oiseau, 1973
63 x 40 x 19 cm | 24 ⅞ x 15 ¾ x 7 ½ in
Bronze