Art Of The Day Weekly
#528 - from 4 October 2018 to 10 October 2018
Miró, an assessment
PARIS – He is surely a good client, and his shows always attract a large public, be it at the Grand Palais in 1974, at the Fondation Maeght in 1990, at the Centre Pompidou in 2004, or at the Tate Modern in 2011. This year, after the presentation of his sculpture until September at the Centro Botín in Santander, the Grand Palais is giving us a second serving. The official inauguration last Friday by Emmanuel Macron and the King of Spain gives an idea of the importance of the show. The curator, Jean-Louis Prat, has all the required qualifications: for over thirty years he held the reins at the fondation Maeght, he was a friend of the artist’s, and is a member of the Comité Joan Miró that authenticates the works. The 70-year itinerary shows a man who almost did things backwards: an attentive and fussy artist when he was a Catalan Fauvist, he was surprisingly free when he was over 80 years old, when he painted with his fingers, burnt the canvas, or stepped on it.
• Miró at the Grand Palais, from 3 October 2018 to 4 February 2019.