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Joan Miró
Tête de Femme (Déesse)

1970 (cast 1988)

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A sculpture by Joan Miró. "Tête de Femme (Déesse)" is a bronze with black patina sculpture depicting the abstracted head of a female goddess by Modern artist Joan Miró. "Tête de Femme (Déesse)" is based upon one of Miró’s most utilized themes. He characterized his sculptures as being from the ‘truly phantasmagoric world of living’ which is, undoubtedly, intended as a term of endearment. Because of its broad and expansive flat surface areas, "Tête de Femme (Déesse)" must be considered among the finest examples demonstrating his reputation for unparalleled technique, finesse and attention to detail. Signed lower middle, "Miro 3/4." Provenance: Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris Pacific Art Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 10, 1989, lot 441 Private Collection Literture: A. Jouffroy and J. Teixidor, Miró Sculptures, Paris, 1973, p. 202, no. 153 (plaster version illustrated, p. 153) E.F. Miró and P.O. Chapel, Joan Miró: Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné, 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, p. 184, no. 182 (another cast illustrated)

Details

  • Artist
    Joan Miró (1893 - 1983, Catalonia)
  • Creation Year
    1970 (cast 1988)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 66 in. (167.64 cm)Width: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This sculpture is numbered 3 of an edition of 4.
  • Gallery Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 377431stDibs: LU936863522

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About Joan Miró (Artist)

With his wide-ranging oeuvre, comprising strikingly original paintings, prints, ceramics, sculptures, metal engravings and murals, Catalan modernist Joan Miró (1893–1983) was a critical force in moving 20th-century art toward complete abstraction. Although often considered an early Surrealist because of his nonobjective imagery and evocation of the subconscious, he defies neat categorization.


Miró’s identity is largely rooted in the city of his birth: Barcelona. To this day, a number of his public artworks can be found there, including the 72-foot-tall statue Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird), 1983. Female and avian forms, along with bright colors and the theme of Catalan pride, are recurring elements in his work.


The radical visual world Miró created with his expressive lines, signature symbols and biomorphic shapes influenced such American Abstract Expressionists as Jackson Pollock and Color Field painters like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman.


Mirò continued to work and experiment until his death at the age of 90 in 1983. Five years before that, he was quoted saying, “I painted these paintings in a frenzy, with real violence so that people will know that I am alive, that I’m breathing, that I still have a few more places to go. I’m heading in new directions.”

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