Joan Miro
Spanish, 1893–1983
Amnesty International
Color Lithograph
35 by 24 in. W/frame 42 by 31 in.

22/75 Edition size
Circa 1975 New York

Artists for Amnesty, a series of art posters and signed and numbered prints created by fifteen world renowned artists of the time to focus on Amnesty International's Prisoners of Conscience Year 1977, was exhibited between February and March of 1977 in the Washington Place windows of New York University's Grey Art Gallery. Signed and Numbered out of 75 in pencil. Some visible marks but overall in very good condition. Miro?s art is based on the purity of poetic emotion and spontaneity of execution. The artist also found his favorite medium in lithography. The importance of his graphic work, continuous renewal and enrichment of his style show the high value which the artist attached to this medium of expression. Miro uses black ink with a range of values and refined tones, reaching wild and playful effects. With elements derived from Catalan traditional art and a spatiality, Miro gave his objects and symbols a proper life as subjects of stories from other worldly microcosms - the ideal reflection of a world longed for by the artist.