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"The Wall of the Moon" (1958)
Joan Miró and Josep Llorens Artigas

Together, painter Joan Miró (Spain 1893-1983) and ceramist Josep Llorens Artigas (Spain 1892-1980) created "The Wall of the Sun" (15 x 2.20 m) and "The Wall of the Moon" (7.50 x 2.20 m) with 585 enamelled, painted and kiln-dried plates.

Initially, the walls were outdoors but have since been enclosed in a building that was constructed in order to protect them from damage caused by acid rain.

Miró was awarded the Guggenheim Prize in 1958 for "The Wall of the Sun."

Included in the construction plans of the building.