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Etching - Série III - Plate 2

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© Succession Miró/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1957P15
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1952 - 1953

Maker Information

Artist:Joan Miró - View biography for Joan Miró
Printer:Atelier Lacouriere - View history
Publisher:Maeght - View history


When Miró was asked by fellow artist Jean Arp (1887-1966) if he would like to join a group of abstractionists, his refusal was revealing, 'For me a form is never something absurd, it is always a sign of something. It is always a man, a bird or something else ...' One of a series of etchings inspired by a new phase of experimentation at the Atelier 17 workshop run by Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988), Miró here reduces a human presence to a spontaneous piece of calligraphy.

Purchased from Berggruen and Co, 1957.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Etching and aquatint on Arches paper.
Material(s):Arches paper


Height:247 mm
Width:320 mm