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Joan Miró. The Birth of the World. Montroig, late summer-fall 1925

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The Birth of the World

Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)

Montroig, late summer-fall 1925
Oil on canvas
8' 2 3/4" x 6' 6 3/4" (250.8 x 200 cm)
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Acquired through an anonymous fund, the Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slifka and Armand G. Erpf Funds, and by gift of the artist
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist
René Gaffé (1887-1968), Brussels and Cagnes-sur-Mer. Acquired from the artist c. 1926 - 1968
Jane Gaffé (Jane Labie, Mrs René Gaffé), Cagnes-sur-Mer. Inherited from her husband, November 1968 - 1972
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Mrs. René Gaffé, Cagnes-sur-Mer, October 1972

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