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02/11/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/11/2021 10:08

The Abertis Foundation and the Fundació Joan Miró bring to Paris an art collection by the artist

  • The Embassy of Spain in Paris now welcomes five masterpieces by Miró, thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the Abertis Foundation and the Fundació Joan Miró.
  • The art collection includes the paintings Personnage, oiseauI, II and III, and the sculptures Femme, oiseau and Femme, of early 70's.
  • Abertis, via its Foundation, partnerships with cultural institutions to make culture accessible to the general public and to accompany Governments in countries in which it has a presence.

The Abertis Foundation, the Fundació Joan Miró, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, once again collaborate to bring a collection of masterpieces by the Catalan artist Joan Miró to Paris, France, in a project that transfers Miro's art works to Spanish Embassies abroad.

It is a set of five works that includes the oil paintings Personnage, Oiseau I, II and III (1973), where Miró enlarges the images until they occupy practically the entire canvas with an energetic gesture. The collection is completed with the sculptures Femme, Oiseau and Femme, both also from the beginning of the 70's, whom title and composition are based on the artist's signs vocabulary.

Previously, this collection traveled to Brussels, Rome, Berlin and Dublin, landing now at the Spanish embassy in Paris. The initiative aims to take it also to Spain's diplomatic and consular representations in other countries, especially in Latin America.

The Abertis Foundation and culture

The Abertis Foundation is a non-profit organization that responds to the impact that the economic activity of the Abertis Group has in the territories where the it is present. The Foundation gives priority to actions related to road safety, the environment, social action and culture.

The Abertis Group, an international referent in road infrastructure management, has a strong commitment to promoting culture. In recent years, Abertis has promoted exhibitions by both Joan Miró and other great artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Diego Velázquez, and Antoni Gaudí, in large cities such as Paris, Madrid, Rome, Buenos Aires, São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro or Santiago de Chile.

The Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró was created by the artist himself and opened its doors to the public in 1975. It has a unique collection of Joan Miró's works, his personal library and a file with all his preparatory drawings, which makes the Fundació a centre of reference in the investigation, divulgation and promotion of the production and the legacy of the artist.

Since its inauguration as the first museum in Barcelona dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Fundació Joan Miró has also hosted numerous temporary exhibitions. It has also promoted the 'Espai 13', one of the first rooms dedicated to emerging artists and curators, and an active educational space focused on the promotion of creativity and a better understanding of modern and contemporary artistic practices.