About This Artwork

Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983

Figure, 1932

Oil on panel
10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (27.3 x 20 cm)
Signed, l.r.: "Miró"

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, 1988.141.13

© 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

London, Mayor Gallery, Paintings by Joan Miró, July 1933, no. 9.

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Joan Miró, December 29, 1933–January 18, 1934, no. 4.

Chicago, Arts Club, Paintings by Joan Miró, March 16–30, 1934, no. 3.

Chicago, Richard Feigen Gallery, Important Recent Acquisitions, April 1–May 15, 1960, no. 31.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró, October 17, 1993–January, 11, 1994, no. 99.

Columbus, Ohio, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Staging Surrealism: A Succession of Collections, September 2, 1997– January 4, 1998, p. 82.

Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Calder/Miró, May 2–September 5, 2004; traveled to Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, October 9–January 23, 2005.

Publication History

“Pierre Matisse Exhibits Miró,” The Art News 32, no. 14 (January 1934), p. 4.

Eleanor Jewett, “Three Exhibits Get Attention at Arts Club,” Chicago Tribune, February 17, 1934.

Jacques Dupin, Joan Miró: Life and Work (New York, 1962), p. 526 (ill.).

Carolyn Lanchner, Joan Miró (New York, 1993), p. 398 (ill.).

Milwaukee Art Museum, Jim Nutt (Milwaukee, 1994), p. 64 (ill.). Donna De Salvo, Staging Surrealism (Columbus,1997), p. 82 (ill).

Jacques Dupin, Catalogue Raisonné. Paintings (Argenton-sur-Creuse, 1999), no. 398.

Ownership History

Galerie Pierre Colle, Paris, by December 1932 . Yvonne Zervos, Paris. The Mayor Gallery, London. Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, by March 1934 [according to correspondence between Pierre Matisse and The Arts Club of Chicago, 1934 in curatorial file]. Galerie Berggruen & Cie., Paris, not before 1950. Richard L. Feigen & Co., Chicago, by 1960. Mary and Leigh Block, Chicago, July 1960 [as per Leigh Block’s Index Card Inventory, in curatorial file]. Gift of Mary and Leigh Block to the Art Institute, 1988.

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