Exhibition catalog Joan Miró. Au-delà de la peinture
The exhibition Joan Miró. Beyond painting, curated by Rosa Maria Malet, gives visitors the opportunity to discover an essential aspect of the artist: his exceptional graphic work. A set of gouaches, artist's proofs, posters, prints, lithographs, final proofs and rare books, most never seen before, shed light on this prodigious creative work. Many of these pieces were generously donated by the Maeght family to the Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght. Joan Miró produced most of his graphic work at the ARTE print studio, founded by Adrien Maeght in 1964. Miró's close bond with his friend Adrien enabled him to use all the possibilities offered by a print studio, and he loved experimenting with new processes. Rare copper plates and artist's proofs are on show for the first time, giving a better understanding of Joan Miró's printed work, its evolution, its scale and its richness. The hang is focused around four main ideas: Miró and the Poets; the Concept of Collage; Combinatorial Possibilities and Surpassing Techniques. Joan Miró's enthusiasm for printing led him to create over 3,000 original printed works.
On sale at the Fondation Maeght bookshop. 40€. Edition Fondation Maeght, 352 pages. Adrien Maeght interviewed by Franck Maubert. Text of Rosa Maria Malet.