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Joan Miró: Prints
May 18, 2021 - September 5, 2021
View a special exhibition of extremely rare lithographs and etchings by Joan Miró (1893-1983), one of the most eminent artists of the 20th century, when The Weston Gallery reopens in May. This selection of vibrant prints made in the 1970s and 80s in Miró’s studio in Palma Mallorca is a legacy of YSP’s major 2012 exhibition Miró: Sculptor. In a letter to Matisse in 1938, Joan Miró wrote of his intention to “open up new possibilities for me” through printmaking and this exhibition illustrates his mastery of lithography and etching, allowing a freedom and energy that exemplifies his devotion to the colours and earth of his beloved Catalonia, and most especially Mallorca. The works have been generously gifted by the artist’s grandsons to help support Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the display includes an exclusive limited edition six-colour lithograph. The project offers a rare opportunity to own work by this leading international artist and also to support YSP at a particularly challenging time, with all proceeds coming to the charity.
Image credit: Joan Miró, Paysanne Endormie, 1981, Photo © Jonty Wilde, courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park.