What Happened To The Flowers - Homage to Andy Warhol

Arman was a French-born American artist born in Nice on November 17, 1928. He is best known for his "accumulations" of vast quantities of the same object illustrated in sculpture and for the destruction/recomposition of objects. An example is a collection of axes welded together called “Avalanch” at Tel Aviv University. In the 1960s, after moving to New York City, he was associated with the movement Nouveau Realism, along with Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, and later Christo. His works have exhibited widely internationally and can be seen in the permanent collections of Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. He died in New York City on October 22, 2005 at age 76.

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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 On Artsy

2015
the tiny picture show, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
2015
Mixed Media, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2015
Arman and César, Allan Stone Projects, New York
2014
DIS-FUNCTIONAL, Allan Stone Projects, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
the tiny picture show, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
2015
Mixed Media, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2015
Arman and César, Allan Stone Projects, New York
2015
Forms & Faces, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2014
Perspectives, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2014
Summer Pill, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2014
DIS-FUNCTIONAL, Allan Stone Projects, New York
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