Joan Miro (Spain, 1893-1983), Noir et Blanc, framed under glass limited edition colored lithograph, Maeght, Paris; measures approximately 22" x 28-9/16". Pencil numbered 42/300 with Maeght-Editeur-Paris seal to lower left. Joan Miro was a Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundaci- Joan Mir-, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundaci- Pilar i Joan Mir-, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Mir- expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.