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08.01.1311:51 AM ET

Miro's Old Art is Still Contemporary

The Daily Pic: At the Met, the Catalan master has a conceptual edge.

Joan Miro's “Photo: This is the Color of My Dreams”, from 1925, is up now in the modern rooms of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It never ceases to amaze me how many different options were on the table in the 1920s, and how they seemed to narrow as formalist abstraction took over later, even in an artist as protean as Miro. This ultra-sophisticated picture feels like it could have been made yesterday – which I guess shows how far we haven't come. 

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