The Sculpture Collector

Joan Miro’s Lunar Bird

In Sculpture History, Sculpture Personalities, Sculptures on May 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

In 1945, the famous sculptor; Joan Miró i Ferrà created an abstract creation entitled Lunar bird. The actual piece was then finally enlarged and cast in 1967. Currenty, Lunar Bird exists as a permanent resident of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Miró’s patronized usage of surrealist subject within both is paintings and sculptures became a manner people came to love about his style. Despite beginning his career as an accountant, Miró grew to epic proportions during the course of his artistic life. He garnered several awards and recognitions in the international art community, such as the Venice Biennale in 1954 and the Guggenheim International Award in 1958.

Joan Miró i Ferrà Sculpture
Photography by Ben Javelina, Austin Town – Sculpture by Joan Miró i Ferrà

In 2006, the Artists Rights Society who managed the copyrights of Miró’s works had a clash of interest with Google when they allegedly used his work for a modified logo or graphic. This did not trail on though, because Google simply complied with their request to have it taken down, but denied any violation of copyright. Miró was also mentioned in Paulo Coelho’s famous work; Eleven Minutes. A fun fact here: Miró’s sculpture entitled “Moonbird” can be found on the campus of Springfield University on the popular show; The Simpsons (Episode: “That 90’s Show”)

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