Hans Arp, ‘Pupa (from La Famiglia series)’, 1964, Wright
Hans Arp, ‘Pupa (from La Famiglia series)’, 1964, Wright
Hans Arp, ‘Pupa (from La Famiglia series)’, 1964, Wright

Signature: Incised signature, number and date to side '1/3 Arp-FA 1964' with applied label to underside '65.1025.4 Costantini'. This work is number 1 from the edition of 3 published by Fucina degli Angeli, Venice.

From Picasso to Fontana: Glass Sculptures by the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century, Espace Medicis and Espace Kiron, ppg. 66-67

Sotheby's Arcade, New York, 10 October 1990, Lot 334A | Wright, Post War + Contemporary Art, 27 April 2010, Lot 315 | Private Collection, New York

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