On November 4 in New York, Sotheby's sells a bronze designed by Miro in 1976 and cast in the same year by Susse in an edition of two.
The design is worthy of Duchamp or Ernst : a cardboard box forming the head of a character is placed on a donkey's yoke that represents the legs. The set has been expanded in progressive steps to create the ultimate version 4.50 m high. The title is typical of Miro's hermetic poetry : Personnage gothique Oiseau éclair.
With this artwork, the then octogenarian artist appears as a precursor of the gigantism in contemporary sculpture. This bronze is estimated $ 6M, lot 50.
On 9 May 2007, Christie's sold for $ 10M including premium a bronze conceived in 1981, 3.70 m high, whose biomorphism is accentuated by the steady opening legs that avoid the use of a base.
I invite you to play the video where Sotheby's introduce the Miro sculptures listed in their next sale.