The first time I met Miró was in July 1971

Until his death in 1893 I met him several times

This picture is from 1976 during the opening of his museum in Barcelona

Joan Miró created more original posters than any other artist of his time. Poster art was an important way for him to reach out to many people. The only known complete collection of original posters made by Joan Miró was donated to the commune of Kristianstad on November 14th 2003. The complete collection contains 154 framed posters which were first exhibited in Malmö konsthall from November 1993 to February 1994. On this occasion the book Joan Miró posters affischer (ISBN 99 7704062 - 7) by Nils Tryding and Sune Nordgren was published by Malmö konsthall.

All the 154 posters can be seen on the webpage of Kristianstad kommun.

An exhibition including rare books illustrated by Miró took place in Kristianstads konsthall from February 15th to May 4th 2003. From March 23th to May 3rd 2004 the collection was shown in The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Szczecin Poland from May 6th to May31st in Sopot Museum near Gdansk , Poland, from June 6th to June 30th in Regional museum Stalowa Wola, from July 20th to September 12th in the Museum of Koszalin and from November 6th 2004-January 9th 2005 in Kristinehamns konstmuseum. See also Lokaltidningen. The next exhibition of the collection of Miróposters is in Karlskrona Konsthall from May 27-August 16 2006 More about my interest in culture,art and Joan Miró has recently (July 17) been published in Sydsvenskan In 2004 I received the Culture Prize of Kristianstad.

There is now a Café Miró in the Regionmuseum of Kristianstad.

On 7 April 2005 I had a lecture on the art of Joan Miró in Procivitas Gymnasium Växjö. Another lecture was held in Konstklubben Sjukvården i Norra Älvsborg on 28 April 2005. A lecture was held in Helsingborg on 1 October 2005. On Novemer 17 2005 I had a lecture in Kärnsjukhuset Skövde.

On November 29 2005 I presented my interest in Miró in the University Hospital in Umeå “Joan Miró – Fantastic Worlds. 125 print graphics from the Fundació Miró“ is the title of the exhibition, which the ALTANA Cultural Forum will show at the Sinclair House in Bad Homburg from November 29, 2005, to January 15, 2006. From January 28 to April 2 the exhibition will be shown in the Kunsthalle in Emden Germany.





Miro, A Just Man Miro was goodness, a just man in all things. He did not speak much but was very couteous. I never saw him with a camera or a ballpoint pen, but he would sometimes spend an hour contemplating the landscape. He and I were alone. I prudently kept my distance. He liked places that were difficult to get to, with a good view. [Francesco Sole, Miro´s chauffeur during 25 years. Interview at ABC, in Spain, 1983.]

More on Joan Miró is found in Winkipedia. On his 103 birthday 20 April 2006 Google used a Miró logo. The only known complete collection of original posters made by Joan Miró was donated to the commune of Kristianstad on November 14 2003.
The collection contains of 154 framed posters which were exhibited in Malmö konsthall from November 1993 to February 1994. On this occasion the book Joan Miró posters affischer (ISBN 99 7704062 - 7) by Nils Tryding and Sune Nordgren was published by Malmö konsthall. It was available from art book shops all over the world but is now out of print. MIRO, JOAN. Joan Miró posters affischer. Malmö: Bra Böcker/Wilken, 1993. First edition. 327 pages. 154 full color plates with complete data on edition, publisher and process. This book presents a complete, reliable catalogue of all Joan Miro's "original" posters, and is based on Dr. Nils Tryding's collection, the only known complete collection. Text by Nils Tryding and Sune Nordgren. Text in English and Swedish. Exquisitely printed with color plates of the highest technical quality. Orig. illustrated boards. Fine

This book is now out of print but perhaps a few copies of the book are still available

from Malmö Konsthall or  Antiquarian books in Scandinavia
ZVAB -MIRO Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher

See also Amazon

(Order Antiquarian Books Online) offers two more books. 

For other books related to Joan Miró please see i.e. OCAIW ,

Scaruffi art or Amazone.com

Joan Miró also illustrated books.

An important compilation has been written by Partick Cramer


Maeght Editeur has published several important journals

and books including original prints by Joan Miró
The most extensive offer on the Internet on 1673 books

or illustrations by Miró is given by ZVAB
Joan Miró  was engaged for the sake of  Catalan writers Escriptors Catalans
 Original posters by Joan Miró have been presented on the ratiopharm website.
See also an article on exhibitions with Miróposters 2004 in Generikaposten.
On the Internet there are many offers on rare prints by Miró see i.e.Artloft
On the web there is an enourmous amount of "Miró-posters",most of them are however, reproductions. 
The original posters are sold for high prices




Joan Miró created more posters than any other artist of his time. Poster art was an important way for him to reach out to many people. Our collection has been shown in several museums in Denmark (Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum,Ålborg and Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen) , Norway (Galleri F15,Oslo) and Sweden (Kristianstad,Örebro,Eskilstuna,Lund and Umeå). In 1995 it was in Klagenfurt and Baden in Austria, In June - July 1996 in the National Museum in Warszaw, Poland. The poster collection was shown on May 8 to August 20 1998 as the inaugutation exhibition in the new Tensta Konsthall (Tensta Art Gallery).Among the distinguished guests were the president of Catalonia Jordi Pujol ,the Spanish Ambassador Camilo Barcia and the Cultural Minister of Sweden Marita Ulvskog.It was part of the cultural activities of Stockholm,the Cultural Capital of Europe 1998.The poster exhibition was a complement to the important exhibitions of paintings by Joan Miró in the new Museum of Modern art in Stockholm (see below) and Lousiana Denmark (see further below). From 20 September to 30 November 1998 the poster collection was shown in Ljungsjögården near Simrishamn in the southeast corner of Sweden. In 1999 the Miró poster collection was shown from 21 August to 16 September in Aoseum Åhus Sune Nordgren who was the head of the Baltic Flour Mills Newcastle England and now is direktor of Nasjonalmuseet Oslo made a selection of the posters with special regard to the posters related to books. Part of the exhibition was shown in the main office building of Vin & Sprit,Åhus,Sweden. From 28 October to 28 November 1999 the complete collection was shown in Balkongalleriet Musikhuset, Århus, Denmark in collaboration with Dansk Plakatmuseum. The complete collection of 154 posters was shown in Bryggeriet Trelleborg from 7 July to 9 September 2001 From 3 October to 4 November 2001 a few of the posters were shown in Volvo Showroom Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

An exhibition including drawings and rare books illustrated by Miró was shown in Kristianstads konsthall from February 15th to May 4th 2003. On April 20th at 2-5 p.m. we celebrated the 110 birthday of Joan Miró

Konsthallschefen Thomas Kjellgren betonade Mirós relation till poesin, språket och den katalanska kulturen. Verken är huvudsakligen hämtade från den unika samling med Mirós originalaffischer ( 154 st). Miró gjorde sin första affisch 1937. Den visar en katalansk bonde som knyter näven mot Franco och fascismen. En av de sista affischerna utfördes till fotbolls -VM i Spanien 1982. I affischkonsten såg Miró en viktig möjlighet till direkt kommunikation med betraktaren. I en sådan bildvärld kunde han spegla såväl politiska ställningstaganden som populära fotbollsevenemang och katalanska kulturarrangemang. I utställningen visas även ett stort, och intressant, urval av de böcker och tidskrifter i vilka Miró utförde originalgrafik - etsningar, litografier och träsnitt - och där han samarbetade med nu legendariska författare i de dadaistiska och surrealistiska vänkretsarna: Tristan Tzara, Benjamin Peret, Alfred Jarry, André Breton m fl. Men här finns även bokprojekt utförda tillsammans med författare som Joan Brossa, Yves Bonnefoy och Claude Simon m fl. I samlingen ingår även teckningar, brev och annan dokumentation. Från Skissernas Museum i Lund hade dessutom inlånats en skiss som visar Mirós arbete med den målning som han utförde på en stor mur i St Gallen i Schweiz i mitten av 50-talet. I utställningen i Kristianstads konsthall kunde man se verk av Miró som omspänner tiden från 1917 och fram till konstnärens död 1983. 1973 gjorde Miró en originalaffisch ( d v s en affisch i vilken konstnären själv deltar i hela tillkomstprocessen) till en utställning i Kristianstad. Tio år senare, 1983, visades samtliga affischer i samband med Åhusmässan. Efter ytterligare ett decennium gjordes en stor Miró-utställning i Malmö Konsthall. Nu sluts denna tioårscirkel genom att Kristianstads konsthall visar Miróverk, 110 år efter att konstnären föddes. I samband med utställningen anordnades specialvisningar och flera programkvällar, som bland annat tog upp teman som Miró och filmen, Miró och musiken, Den förfalskade Miró. Dessutom talade Kjell A Johansson om Miró och den katalanska kulturen.




From March 23th to May 3rd 2004 the collection was shown in The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Szczecin Poland from May 6th to May31st in Sopot Museum near Gdansk , Poland, from June 6th to June 30th in Regional museum Stalowa Wola, from July 20th to September 12th in the Museum of Koszalin and from November 6th 2004-January 9th 2005 in Kristinehamns konstmuseum. The exhibition of the collection of Miróposters was shown in Karlskrona Konsthall from May 27th to August 16th 2006. The collection will be shown in Siauliai in Lithaunia from June 14 to July 28 2007. Details are presented here in TV and in the Litvanian radio



Painted sculptures by Joan Miró are exhibited in Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington,D.C., USA
until January 6th 2003 and in Salvador Dali Museum St Petersburg, Florida,USA.
from Februari 1st to May 4th  2003
under the title THE SHAPE OF COLOR
Please see Washington Post
In USA there are many Galleries offering works in etchings, lithographs and original paintings.
One of them is Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco, Califonia
 

 For more information about the famous artist Joan Miró (1893 - 1983),see also artchive

The borning room of Joan Miró in Passatge del Crèdit 4
situated in the old town of Barcelona can now be seen in Hotel Rialto (Miró suite 330)

The painter Joan Miró was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. See i.e Artencyclopedia
and Reina Sofia Madrid
There are two important museums devoted to him : Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma de Mallorca
and the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona 

From 16 May  to 30 August 1998 the new, rebuilt Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm showed an exhibition with Miró-paintings "Joan Miró: A creator of New Worlds"from the period 1918-1970th.The first intendent Ragnar von Holten had collected 80 important paintings,10 sculptures and 40 drawings from several private collectors and from different art museums in USA and Europe.The main content of the collection was transferred to the Lousiana Museum,Humlebaek,Danmark,where it was shown from 18 September 1998 to 10 January 1999. The exhibition included 56 paintings, 42 works on paper, 16 of the lithographs Serie Barcelona 1944 and 24 sculptures.  From 1 September to 21 October 2000 there was an exhibition
"Arbeiten auf Papier und Orginalgraphik" in Galerie Boisserée Köln,Germany.
In Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein there will be an exhibition 
"Mein Atelier ist mein Garten" 15 October 2000-28 January 2001. 
On 13 July-6 October 2002 there was an important exhibition 
"Schnecke Frau Blume Stern" in Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf
Joan Miró was also a photagraphe

Sculptures by Joan Miró are shown in Pierre Gianadda Foundation - Sculpture Park Swizerland. 
In March 2001  senior medical doctors from Sweden (SÄL) visited this collection. 
Here follows more information: (in Swedish)