This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Jacques Dupin, dated Paris, 30 novembre 88.
"Art doesn't exist for the Surrealists. What they understand by art is anti-art. In politics they espouse Bolshevism as the way to destroy present day social ideals... I personally don't know where we are heading. The only thing that's clear to me is that I intend to destroy, destroy everything that exists in painting. I have an utter contempt for painting. The only thing that interests me is the spirit itself, and I only use the customary artist's tools - brushes, canvas, paints in order to get the best effects. The only reason I abide by the rules of pictorial art is because they're essential for expressing what I feel just as grammar is essential for expressing yourself. I'm interested in anonymous art, the kind that springs from the collective unconscious. I paint the way I walk along the street. I pick up a pearl or a crust of bread and that's what I give back, what I collect. When I stand in front of a canvas, I never know what I am going to do, and nobody is more surprised than I at what comes out" (Miró, in conversation with F. Melgar, 'Spanish Artists in Paris', in Ahora, Madrid, 24 January 1931).