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Wall of Violins, 1984

Die-cut brass
57 3/4 × 45 × 1 1/2 in
146.7 × 114.3 × 3.8 cm
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Signed and numbered to lower right 'A.P. Arman'. This work is an artist's proof aside …

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Signed and numbered to lower right 'A.P. Arman'. This work is an artist's proof aside from the edition of 50. It is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives, New York under number: APA# 8400.84.061.

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Arman (1928-2005)
French-American, 1928–2005
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Arman (born Armand Pierre Fernandez) was an early proponent of accumulation and scatter art. In 1959, he began displaying collections of objects in Plexiglas cases and creating installations of strewn garbage, which he called “Poubelles,” or “trash bins.” He also welded identical objects together to create larger sculptural pieces. In 1961, along with Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé, art critic Pierre Restany, and others, Arman founded Nouveau Réalisme, a group interested in new approaches to the concept of “reality.” Spending time in New York in the 1960s, Arman 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. Andy Warhol owned two of Arman’s Poubelles, and Arman appears in the Warhol’s 1964 film Dinner at Daley’s.

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Signed and numbered to lower right 'A.P. Arman'. This work is an artist's proof aside …

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Signed and numbered to lower right 'A.P. Arman'. This work is an artist's proof aside from the edition of 50. It is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives, New York under number: APA# 8400.84.061.

Medium
Sculpture
Arman (1928-2005)
French-American, 1928–2005
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Arman (born Armand Pierre Fernandez) was an early proponent of accumulation and scatter art. In 1959, he began displaying collections of objects in Plexiglas cases and creating installations of strewn garbage, which he called “Poubelles,” or “trash bins.” He also welded identical objects together to create larger sculptural pieces. In 1961, along with Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé, art critic Pierre Restany, and others, Arman founded Nouveau Réalisme, a group interested in new approaches to the concept of “reality.” Spending time in New York in the 1960s, Arman 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. Andy Warhol owned two of Arman’s Poubelles, and Arman appears in the Warhol’s 1964 film Dinner at Daley’s.

Wall of Violins, 1984

Die-cut brass
57 3/4 × 45 × 1 1/2 in
146.7 × 114.3 × 3.8 cm
Bidding closed
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Other works by Arman (1928-2005)