Joan Miró ‘Aidez L’Espagne’ [Help Spain] Tea Towel
100% Linen – Limited Edition
Joan Miró Aidez L’Espagne [Help Spain] featured a Catalan peasant who raises a clenched fist in a Loyalist salute. The peasant was mostly yellow and red, in reference to the Spanish and Catalan flags. Subsequently since the stamp was never issued, Miró made a stencil print of the design. It was printed in two editions, one of which included an inscription stating: “In this present battle I see on the fascist side just the outdated forces, and on the other side, the people whose immense creative resources which will give Spain a power which will astonish the whole world”. A museum dedicated to his work was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981.
About the Artist:
Originally born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró moved to Paris in 1920 where he abandoned his style combining miniaturist detail with a cubist fragmentation of space and began painting an imaginary world full of strange insect-like figures and forms, all which seemed to float in space. These images, mostly developed from his unconscious mind, soon became a hallmark of surrealist art.