Joan Miró Collage 1929

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3, Exhibition Galleries

When this collage was first exhibited, the left side was covered by an entire sheet from La Publicitat, a Barcelona newspaper. Later Miró ripped all but a small circle of the page from the composition. He left the edges of the collage elements in this work unglued, allowing them to curl above the composition’s surface to create palpable material depth. The colored papers have faded since the work was made, but upon viewing it in 1968, Miró expressed appreciation for the effects of aging.

Gallery label from Joan Miró: Painting and Anti–Painting 1927–1937, November 2, 2008–January 12, 2009.
Medium
Conté crayon, gouache, ink, flocked paper, newspaper, abrasive cloth, and various papers on flocked paper
Dimensions
28 5/8 x 42 3/4" (72.7 x 108.4 cm)
Credit
James Thrall Soby Fund
Object number
1307.1968
Copyright
© 2019 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Drawings and Prints

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This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.

Pierre Loeb (Galerie Pierre), Paris, by November 1930
Galerie Lawrence (Lawrence Rubin), Paris & New York
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York. Purchased from Lawrence Rubin, New York
Maurice Rheims and Victor Hammer, Paris
Crane Kalman Gallery, London. By October 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Crane Kalman Gallery with James Thrall Soby Fund, October 1968

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