Jean (Hans) Arp

German-French, 1886 - 1966

Jean (Hans) Arp, was a modernist sculptor, poet and painter. He has been strongly associated with Dada movement in Zurich with artists such as Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco. He went on to become an important contribuor to magazines such as Merz and De Stijl. In 1954 he received the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale and 4 years later a retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Souvenir du pays d’Héraclès, 1954

Souvenir du pays d’Héraclès, 1954

collage on paper
47 x 37.3 cm

Provenance:
Private collection, Switzerland

Artworks

Relief concret G. Enfant et Tete, 1961

Relief concret G. Enfant et Tete, 1961

signed and numbered on the reverse
duraluminium
65 x 65 cm
edition 1 of 5

Provenance:
Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, Paris
Galleria Blu, Milan

Exhibitions:
The Poetry of Forms, May - September 2017 in the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo and October 2017 - January 2018 in the Turner Contemporary, Margate
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Professeur Lunik, 1960

Professeur Lunik, 1960

signed on the reverse
collage on paper
41 x 37 cm

Provenance:
James Goodman Gallery, New York
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untitled, 1956

untitled, 1956

signed on the reverse
coloured crayon and collage on paper
30 x 27 cm

Provenance:
Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris

Exhibitions:
Bryen et ses amis Ubac, Arp, Wols, 2005 at Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris
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Birdlike, 1965

Birdlike, 1965

bronze
34 x 22 x 14 cm
edition IV / V (the edition was 6, numbered 0 - 5)
conceived in 1965 and cast in 1967 by André Mounier in Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné:
Jean Arp Sculptures: A Critical Survey. A. Hartog, ed 2012. (#352)
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Shadow Figure, 1960

Shadow Figure, 1960

Bronze
14 x 7 x 7 cm
edition 6 of 10

Provenance:
Private collection, Florida
Galerie Chalette, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné:
Jean Arp Sculptures: A Critical Survey. A. Hartog, ed 2012. (#219)
Jean Arp Sculpture: 1957-1966, E. Trier, et al., 1968. (#219)
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