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James Brooks

Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)

Joan Miro, Signs and Figuration, 1935

Signs and Figurations, 1935

Watercolor on paper
17 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches (44.77 x 33.66 cm)
Signed ‘Miró' lower right, titled and dated verso

​Certificate from ADOM dated 8th March 2011, (Madame Ariane Lelong-Mainaud)

Mayor Gallery, London
Douglas Cooper Collection
Private Collection, London




Oil, gouache and colored wax crayon on cardboard
23 x 19 1/4 inches
Framed dimensions 30 x 26 inches
Signed lower right Miro; titled and dated on reverse Femme 4/7/76

Collection Dona Pilar Miro (sale; Madrid, Sotheby’s Spain, 42 Works by Joan Miro, December 9, 1986, Lot 40 illustrated in color)
Sotheby’s NY, Impressionist & Modern Drawings & Watercolors, Nov 16th, 1989, Lot. 224 Private Collection, CA acquired from the above

Private Collection, New York 


Joan Miro, Catalogue raisonne. Drawings, Volume IV, 1973-1976, Jacques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, No.2946, page 279, illustrated in color. 



Joan Miro

Peinture, 1933

Oil on canvas

57 5.8 x 45 inches (146.5 x 114.3 cm)

Signed lower right Miró; signed and dated on reverse Joan Miró. 29.4.33.

Painted on 29th April 1933


Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired directly from the artist)

Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), New York (by 1941)

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (by 1960)

Lee A. Ault, New York

Mr. And Mrs. Klaus Perls, New York (acquired from the above in 1982 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1996, lot 52)


Paris, Galerie Georges Bernheim, Dernières oeuvres de Miró, October-November 1933
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Joan Miró, 1933-1934: Paintings, Tempera, Pastels, January-February 1935

University of Oxford, 41 St. Giles, Abstract & Concrete: An Exhibition of Abstract Painting & Sculpture, 1934 & 1935, 1936; and travelling to Liverpool, Wakefield and Newcastle Universities and London, Reid & Lefevre Gallery
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró, November 1941-January 1942,p.80(titled Composition)
New York, Perls Galleries, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, February-April 1961, no. 18 (titled Composition)
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Joan Miró, June-November 1962, p. 35, no.58(titled Composition)
London, The Tate Gallery and Kunsthaus Zurich, Joan Miró, August-December 1964,p.32,no.109(illustrated,pl.20b)
St. Louis, Washington University Gallery of Art and The University of Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Joan Miró: The Development of a Sign Language,March-June1980,pp.31,66(illustratedfig.22)
Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Miró in America, April-June 1982, p. 52, no. 14 (illustrated fig. 48, illustated again in colour and titled Composition)

Venice, XLII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, June - October1986,p.86
Kunsthaus Zurich and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Joan Miró, November 1986-April 1987,no.76(illustratedincolour)
Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró and London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Impactes Joan Miró, 1929-1941, November 1988-April 1989, p. 126, no. 21 (illustrated in colour, p. 50

Munich, Haus der Kunst, Elan Vital oder das Auge des Eros: Kandinsky, Klee, Arp, Miró, Calder, May-August 1994, p. 565, no. 505 (illustrated in colour, fig. 272)
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Joan Miró 1917-1934: La Naissance du monde, March-June 2004, p. 399, no. 203, p. 291 (illustratedincolour)
Basel,FondationBeyelerandWashington,D.C.,The Phillips Collection, Calder/Miró, October 2004-January 2005, p. 253, no. 110, p. 145 (illustrated in colour; present also in installation photograph p. 295, fig. 133)

Sète, Musée Paul Valéry, Miró, The infinitely free, to the infinitely large, 21 June – 9 November 2014, no. 8, pp. 62 – 3 (illustrated in colour)


J. Dupin, Miró, New York, 1961, p. 527, no. 341, p. 314 (illustrated)
J. Lassaigne, Miró, Lausanne, 1963, p. 141, pl. 70 (illustrated in colour and titled Composition).
G. Diehl, Miró, New York, 1974, p. 46 (illustrated in colour)
P. Gimferrer, The Roots of Miró, New York, 1993, pp. 195 and 363, no. 593, fig. 340 (illustrated in colour)

J. Dupin and A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné. Paintings, 1931-1941, Paris, 2000, vol. II, p. 78, no. 424 (illustrated in colour)


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