Leading Doyle’s upcoming Fine Art auction are two double-sided sketches by Joan Miró. Though Miró never formally aligned himself with the Surrealists, he often used automatic drawing and other techniques to access his subconscious mind. Sketches played an important role in Miró’s experimentation and artmaking throughout his career. Both of the available Miró sketches are untitled and were executed in 1964. Viewers can see familiar elements of Miró’s style in the drawings, including asterisk-shaped stars, twisting lines that end in small bulbs, and curling crescent moons.
This fine art auction particularly highlights 20th-century paintings from Miró’s contemporaries and artistic successors. Notable lots include a color lithograph from Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki. Miró and Zao both found a home in Paris and supported each other through letters and a shared interest in poetry. Violent strokes of black, light brown, and ochre dominate this untitled abstract print, revealing the influence of Abstract Expressionism on Zao’s style. Collectors can also consider a gouache and graphite piece by Sri Lankan artist Senaka Senanayake, a mixed media relief by Paul René Gauguin, and a hanging coat sculpture made of knit plastic tape from Oliver Herring. For the complete listings and to place a bid, visit Doyle’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (123)
# of Lots:123
Price Range:$150 - $9,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Joan Miro|| Estimate: |
|Hunt Slonem|| Estimate: |
|Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)|| Estimate: |
|Senaka Senanayake|| Estimate: |
|Oliver Herring|| Estimate: |
|David Hockney (b. 1937)|| Estimate: |