About This Artwork

Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983

The Two Philosophers, February 4–12, 1936

Oil on copper
14 x 19 5/8 in. (35.6 x 49.8 cm)
none

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, 1988.141.14

© 2017 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Joan Miró, November 30–December 26, 1936, no. 22.

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Miró: “Peintures Sauvages” 1934 to 1953, November 4–29, 1958, no. 5 (ill.).

Arts Council of Great Britain, Joan Miró, p. 36; traveled to London, Tate Gallery, Joan Miró, August 27-October 11, 1964; Zürich, Kunsthaus, October 31–December 6, 1964.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró, October 13, 1993–January 18, 1994, no. 135, pp. 212 (ill.), 409 (ill.).

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937, November 1, 2008–January 12, 2009 (plate 94).

Publication History

A. E. Gallatin, Museum of the Living Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection 1937 (New York: George Grady Press, 1936) (ill.), n.p.

Jacques Dupin, Joan Miró: Life and Work, translated by Norbert Guterman (New York, 1962), p. 285, no. 427, p. 533 (ill.).

Penrose, 1969, p. 80, pl. 54, p. 81 (ill.).

James N. Wood, Art Institute of Chicago: Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpure (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1996) p. 71 (ill.).

Jacques Dupin, Catalogue Raisonné. Paintings (Argenton-sur-Creuse, 1999).

Jim Coddington and Robert S. Lubar, “The Language of Materials,” and “Small Paintings on Masonite and Copper,” Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937. Exh. cat. (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008), p. 20, ill. 183, p. 184, ill. 193, pl. 94.

Ownership History

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1936–60. Sold to Leigh B. Block, January 1960. Gift to Art Institute, 1960.




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