The popular art blog, Hyperallergic, recently published a brilliantly detailed post about Joan Miró’s stenciled color print “Aidez l’Espagne”. Galerie Michael is fortunate enough to have one of the limited edition prints of “Aidez l’Espagne” in our collection. This print, opposing the rise of Fascism in the face of impending civil war in Spain, is currently on display in our exhibition, 20th Century Masters: Recent Acquisitions, on view at Galerie Michael until August 15, 2012.
Hyperallerigic’s article delves into the background behind Miró’s “Aidez l’Espagne” including its materials and its deep political connection. The print was originally created for the art review Cahiers d’Art. Miró’s caption, handwritten in the plate, reads “In the present conflict I see the decrepit forces of the fascists, and on the other side the people, whose vast creative resources will give Spain a strength that will astonish the world.” According to Hyperallergic, the print was originally designed for a French postage stamp to financially support the Spanish Republic but the stamp was never created.
“Aidez l’Espagne” is also part of the Miró exhibition entitled The Ladder of Escape currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The exhibit features 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from Miró with a focus on the political reflections in the artist’s work. The Ladder of Escape exhibit runs until August 12, 2012.
For more information on Galerie Michael’s print of “Aidez l’Espagne”, please check out our exhibition page or contact the the gallery directly: (310) 273-3377.
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