Joan Miró at the Museum of Modern Art.

Joan Miró at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Nov. 5 2008 4:53 PM

Joan Miró's Wild Decade

How he assassinated painting again and again.

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Click here to read a slide-show essay on Joan Miró.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

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