New York, NY 10024
Author: Yvon Taillandier
Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company, 1972
Text by Yvon Taillandier and Joseph E. Young; 202 pages, 115 color and duotone illustrations
This distinctive volume on Joan Miró’s works on paper is a charming addition to any graphic design or fine art collection. While Miró was certainly celebrated extensively for his Surrealist oriented automatic drawings and expressionistic abstract paintings, he was also a prolific illustrator and lithographer. Indelible Miró surveys the artist’s printmaking career from the early 1930s through the 1970s. Though it may seem an unfathomable chronology, each of the prints is linked to the next by the text threaded throughout the pages, and thematically by what the critic Yvon Taillandier characterized as Miró’s brilliant capacity to balance precision and spontaneity. Without fail, the lines in these marvelous prints are always controlled, but their surroundings are unfailingly chaotic. Both authors reference Miró’s career as a writer, and liken his drawings, etchings, and aquatints to his textual poems creating a sense that this large volume is not only a collection of visual work, but also a complex melding of two media to form a new piece of art in and of itself. The reproductions featured in this book are of exceptional quality, allowing the reader to fully experience the deliberately vibrant color Miró favored throughout his long career.
Condition: Fine, First edition, in fine dust jacket