Recently, I joined the milling throngs visiting the Museum of Modern Art on a free Friday evening to view "Joan Miró: The Birth of the World" (through June 15). On view are approximately 60 works by the master Spanish surrealist (1893-1983), almost all from the museum's permanent collection, and tracing his career from 1917 to the mid-1950s.
I suppose he qualifies as a hero to postmodernists because he belonged to an underprivileged ethnic minority. But hey, if they want to make a fetish of him, it's quite okay with me. For he was a wonderfully wise, witty and whimsical artist -- one of the all-time greats. Read More