ARMAN 1928 - 2005
Bronze sculpture, 2004
polished bronze with black patina, 2004, stamped with foundry stamp and numbered, published by Venturi Arte, Bologna
Signed and numbered. Edition of 100.
Size US: 17 3/10 x 11 9/10 x 4 7/10 in
Size Europe: 45 x 30 x 12 cm
Fernandez Arman (1928 - 2005) was an American-French artist best known for his unique style of found-object sculpture. Inspired by the philosophies and aesthetics of Dadaism, the artist gathered forks, instruments, and teapots which he staged within vitrines.
“I specialize very much in… everything,” - Arman told an interviewer in 1968.
Today he is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive creators of the late 20th century. His work had a strong influence on Pop Art.
A close friend of Andy Warhol, Arman was spending a lot of time in New York and moved there in 1960d. He adopted destruction as a strategy for creating something new—slicing, burning, and smashing objects such as bronze statues and musical instruments to mount on canvas.
Arman’s work is in the collections of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Everson Museum of Art, Bellevue Art Museum in Washington, Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Tate Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.