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The Sun Eater

© Successió Miró S.L. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Successió Miró S.L. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Joan Miró

Spanish, 1893-1983

The Sun Eater, 1955

lithograph

Edition: 11/50

sheet: 29 5/8 x 22 inches (75.25 x 55.88 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Bunshaft, 1976

P1976:12

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / lower right / Miro 1955

Class

Prints (visual works)

Work Type

Lithograph

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

From 1948 through 1955, the sun makes frequent appearances as a theme in Joan Miró’s “Poem-Titles”; the titles of other members of this body of work include The Red Sun Gnaws at the Spider, 1948; Sunbursts Wound the Late Star, 1951; The Sun Hugs the Man in Love, 1952; and The Setting Sun Caresses Us in the Moonlight, 1952. In The Sun Eater, man finally reaches the sun and makes it his own. Despite being confined within the belly of the figure, the sun is central to this composition, much as it is in Day.

Label from Artists in Depth: Arp, Miró, Calder, March 25, 2011–April 15, 2012

 
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