French Sculpture Census

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MIRO, Joan
Barcelone, Spain 1893 - Palma de Majorque, Spain 1983

Objet ou Objet poétique
Object or Poetic Object

1936
stuffed parrot on wood perch, stuffed silk stocking with velvet garter and doll's paper shoe suspended in a hollow wood frame, derby hat, hanging cork ball, celluloid fish, and engraved map

assemblage
31 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 10 1/4

Acc. No. : 940.1965 a-c
Credit Line : Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Matisse

New York, New York, The Museum of Modern Art

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Provenance

  • 1965, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Matisse

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, April 10, 2013
  • 1959 Soby
    James Thrall Soby, Miro, 1959, repr. p. 77
  • 1961 Seitz
    William C. Seitz, The Art of Assemblage, 1961, p. 63
  • 1967 NY MoMA Barr
    Alfred H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York, 1967, ill. 416
  • 1968 Rubin
    William S. Rubin, Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage, 1968, p. 147
  • 1969 Goldwater
    Robert Goldwater, What is Modern Sculpture?, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1969, repr. p. 95
  • 1973 Rubin
    William Rubin, Miro in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 1973, repr. p. 71 (color)
  • 1977 NY MoMA Legg
    Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, with Selected Works on Paper. Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977, Edited by Alicia Legg, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1977, p. 62-63

Comment



The original map disintegrated and the fish disappeared; both have been replaced.