Author: Jacques Dupin, esteemed French poet and Miró’s friend and collaborator since 1956, is the ultimate authority on the artist. He has organized numerous exhibitions devoted to the artist, and he presides over the association for the protection of his work.
Publisher/Date: Flammarion (2012) English Edition. Master Artists series
Format/Condition: New hardcover book in Fine condition. No dust jacket, as issued. 480 pages, index; 7.8 x 10.2 x 1.5 inches. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white.
Description: Joan Miró (Catalan: 1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. This definitive monograph, written by Miró’s close friend and contemporary, offers personal insight into the life and work of the artist. Rigorously academic, Dupin’s analysis goes much further than a traditional study of the artist’s work: he recounts Miró’s artistic exploration, from sculpture, through graphic work, to costume design. Dupin’s privileged relationship with the Miró family allowed him exclusive access to invaluable information about the artist as well as many documents, such as various projects, sketch pads, and correspondence that were only discovered after Miró’s death. Extensive notes are included at the back of the volume as well as a condensed chronology and a list of Miró’s exhibitions and catalogs.