2. Influence and posthumous reputation
Source: Oxford University Press
The large retrospectives devoted to Miró in his old age in towns such as New York (1972), London (1972), Saint-Paul-de-Vence (1973) and Paris (1974) were a good indication of the international acclaim that had grown steadily over the previous half-century; further major retrospectives took place posthumously. Political changes in his native country led in 1978 to the first full exhibition of his painting and graphic work, at the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo in Madrid. The Fundació Joan Miró was inaugurated in Barcelona in 1975 in a building designed by his friend Josep Lluís Sert, housing a large number of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints donated by the artist. In 1992, in accordance with the wishes expressed by the artist, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró was inaugurated in Palma de Mallorca; it has its headquarters in the studios of Son Abrines i Son Boter, where he used to work but in a new building designed by the architect Rafael Moneo. In 1993, the year of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, several exhibitions were held, among which the most prominent were those held in the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Barcelona, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centro de la Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Galerie Lelong, Paris.
From Grove Art Online