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Print No. 8 from 'Album 13'

Accession Number
1957/2.6

Title
Print No. 8 from 'Album 13'

Artist(s)
Joan Miró

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1948

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
22 x 17 3/4 in. (55.88 x 44.93 cm);28 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (71.44 x 56.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
The year 1948 marked Miró’s professional association with gallerist Aimé Maeght. Among book illustrations Miró undertook with the support of the Galerie Maeght was Album 13, a suite of lithographs printed by Mourlot. For this project the artist restricted himself to the color black, as if to challenge himself to extract what was possible from the technique. The lithographs are freely drawn, and the forms suggest a spontaneous mutation, with shapes metamorphosing from formless blobs to signs of the human figure and back again.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Surrealism
abstraction
fragment
men
modern and contemporary art
moons
stars

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