Most of the lithographs in this collection are selected from pieces on display at Gallery Maeght, Joan Miro’s personal publisher, and the rest are from Pierre Matisse Gallery of New York.
Joan Miro's early success came in the 30s, when was honored with exhibitions in Europe as well as in the USA. His first large exhibition was held in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, in 1939. Switzerland also showed an early interest in Miró, with representative exhibits at the Kunsthaus, Zürich, in 1933. André Breton wrote that Miró was probably the most surrealistc artist of all.
Works by Miró are held in the most important international art collections, The Louvre has two paintings by Miró from Picasso's personal collection. Other famous works by him include:
- a mural for Harvard University (1950)
- Two vast ceramic wall decorations, 'Wall of the Sun' and 'Wall of the Moon' for the UNESCO Building (1958)
The Miró Foundation was established in Barcelona, in 1971 and a museum was later inaugurated in 1976.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
- Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
- Tate Gallery, London