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Alexander Calder & Joan Miro
Edited By Enrique Juncosa
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
80 Pages, Illustrated, 9 1/2 x 8 1/4"
$36.50 Paper Original
American sculptor Alexander Calder and Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró are known both for their art and for their long friendship. The Irish Museum of Modern Art has organized an exhibit of eleven works from Calder & Miró together in IMMA’s magnificent 17th-century courtyard in celebration of the long-standing friendship between the two artists, which began in the 1920s and continued up to the time of Calder’s death in 1976.
This publication presents a selection of sculptural works by the renowned Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró and the distinguished American sculptor Alexander Calder. The decision to show their work side by side is based on the artists’ close working relationship, which began in the 1920s and continued right up to the time of Calder’s death in 1976. Each artist’s work fed off the other’s practice in a highly creative way. There is also an Irish connection, as both artists also enjoyed a close friendship with the distinguished Irish-American museum director James Johnson Sweeney.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 4th April – 30th June 2007
• Fully-illustrated catalogue with texts by Emilio Fernandez Miró, grandson of Miró and Dr Hutton Turner, Senior Curator of the Phillips
Collection in Washington
• Sculptures by two of the giants of 20th-Century art
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