Arman, ‘CHESSBOARD from HOMMAGE a MARCEL DUCHAMP with L.H.O.O.Q. Mustache’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Arman, ‘CHESSBOARD from HOMMAGE a MARCEL DUCHAMP with L.H.O.O.Q. Mustache’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery

This not-so-subtle homage to Marcel Duchamp is a limited edition, signed, numbered multiple created by Arman in the early 1970s to raise money for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Published by Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Framed, and ready to hang - a terrific and quite uncommon vintage piece for fans of both Arman and Duchamp. A nice conversation piece, too!

Signature: Hand signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in marker on the recto (front)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

About Arman

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.

French, 1928-2005, Nice, France

Exhibition Highlights

2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern