Works by Joan Miró Attract Young Art Collectors

As regards my means of expression, I try my hardest to achieve the maximum of clarity, power and plastic aggressiveness; a physical sensation to begin with, followed up by an impact on the psyche. - Joan Miró

 

The works of Joan Miró have found a new audience in 20 and 30-year-olds, especially in the Asian art market. 

 

Miró’s grandson, Joan Puynet Miró, has become an enthusiastic spokesperson for Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, founded by the artist himself in 1968 to encourage young artists to experiment with contemporary art.

 

 

Miró was 75 when his grandson, and namesake, was born. Joan Puynet Miró says he spent much time in his grandfather’s studio and remembers the important role that Miró played in his life, his grandfather's dedication to his work and his generosity.

 

“He knew that paintings were going to be kept in museums and private collections, but that the prices of prints made them accessible to a wider public.” he said in a 2016 interview. “I was in his house when prints were brought to the dining room to be signed. They were works he’d revise over and over again - using different copper plates to create hues with this terrific emotional intensity. He experimented tirelessly. Once, he mixed varnishes with sweet cream from the kitchen to achieve a less regular texture. One day, I made myself a bow and arrows, and found one was missing because he’s used it to make an engraving.”

 

Joan Miró’s experiments with subject, style and color, which he attributed to his subconscious and his imagination, contributed to the early 20th century’s movement to avant-garde art and abstraction. Although his works are unmistakably his own, many artists, like Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler were inspired by them.

 

Joan Miró’s works can be found in MoMA, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and other major venues around the world.

 

Please contact us if you would like more information about the works of Joan Miró available at Surovek Gallery.

 


 

References:

Marian Ang. Joan Miró: The Earth, the Unconscious and the Cosmos. Sotheby’s. March 17, 2023.

Hannah Seligson. The Best of Barcelona, According to Joan Miro's Grandson. Town and Country Magazine. November 19, 2018.

Christie’s. My grandfather Joan Miró was an artist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. May 4, 2016.

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