From 21 January to 12 February 2016, the Barcelona-based gallery Mayoral will stage a recreation of Joan Miró’s Mallorcan studio, “Miró’s Studio”, in London at 6 Duke Street.
There was little in Joan Miró’s artistic practice as important as his studio in which he could create his “imaginary universe”. His early years were spent living in various European locations, but as early as 1938 he identified a desire to settle somewhere that would provide the necessary environment for his talent to develop. “My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop,” he said. The studio finally came to fruition in 1956, thanks to the work of his friend and exiled Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert. The pair corresponded by letter between Spain and New York, where Sert was living, to agree on the design; the artist would continue to work there for a quarter of a century until his death in 1983.
As well as the immersive installation and a wealth of archive material concerned with the studio itself, there will be 25 of Miró’s paintings and drawings on display.