Hans Arp, ‘3 sheets: Composition From: Anthologie V’, 1958-1919, Koller Auctions
Hans Arp, ‘3 sheets: Composition From: Anthologie V’, 1958-1919, Koller Auctions
Hans Arp, ‘3 sheets: Composition From: Anthologie V’, 1958-1919, Koller Auctions

Inscribed lower left: Arp. Image 17.5 x 11 cm on paper 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Published in Profil littéraire de la France, no. 29, Editions Barbier.
Image 9.6 x 8.5 cm on vélin laid down on firm paper 25 x 16.5 cm. On the reverse with the stamp: Arp Succ. Jean Arp, also handwritten inscribed.
Image 13.5 x 12.5 cm on vélin laid down on firm paper 24 x 20 cm. On the reverse confirmed: Original von Hans Arp M. A.-H.

Catalogue raisonné: Arntz, no. 227. Comp. no. 40ff.

Galerie "Im Erker" (3. sheets with the label on the reverse).

Private collection Switzerland.

About Hans Arp

A pioneer of abstract art, Jean (aka Hans) Arp was instrumental in founding the Dada movement and participated actively in Surrealism and Constructivism. In his collages, reliefs, and sculptures, Arp often incorporated waste material such as discarded paper and fabric, and embraced chance and spontaneity as integral components of the artistic process. In Collage with Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance (1916), for example, Arp explored the potential for unique compositional relationships that result from inadvertent arrangement of collage elements. Arp’s articulation of biomorphic forms, inspired by organic material and the human figure, was simultaneously explored by Joan Miró and proved to be hugely influential to later 20th-century abstract artists.

German-French, 1886-1966, Strasbourg, Germany, based in Zurich, Switzerland