Arman, ‘Sangre e Arena’, 1987, Sotheby's

Executed in 1987, this work is unique and is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives, New York, under number: APA# 8010.87.025.

Galerie Beaubourg, Paris
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1989)
Christie's, New York, 16 May 2013, Lot 162
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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-American, 1928-2005, Nice, France

Solo Shows

Group Shows

New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, 
Brussels, Belgium,
2050 a brief history of the future
View Artist's CV