Large scale commissioned sculptures appeared frequently in the latter stages of artist Miro's career, resulting from the strong reputation which he had built up over the preceding decades.
Miro's Chicago, or The Sun, the Moon and One Star as it was originally titled, continues to draw attention to Miro's work in this medium. It sits at 12 metres tall and continues many styles found in the artist's paintings into a more physical, multi dimensional form.
Sculpture offered Miro an opportunity to experiment with all manner of media, in a way which he didn't find with painting.
Steel, wire mesh, concrete, bronze and ceramic tiles were just some of the mediums used by the artist on some of his major commissions.