Joan Mir

"I work like a gardener," said Joan Miró some years ago in one of his infrequent interviews. He was alluding to his habit of steady work, moving from ceramics to painting, from sculpture to lithography, as one might turn from picking the lettuces to watering the celery. Today, in his 82nd year, he continues to do so, ensconced in the enormous white studio his friend and fellow Catalan, the architect José Luis Sert, built for him on the island of Mallorca in 1956. Mird lives near by, among his peas, vines and carobs, in a house cluttered by found objects and...

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