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Hans Arp

Sposi (Bride and Groom), 1966

Glass and metal
21 1/4 in
54 cm
Edition 3/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Heritage Auctions
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Red figure inscised with signature, edition number, date, and foundry mark: J.H. Arp 3/3 F.A. 1966
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Hans Arp
German-French, 1886–1966
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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.

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About the work
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Red figure inscised with signature, edition number, date, and foundry mark: J.H. Arp 3/3 F.A. 1966
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Hans Arp
German-French, 1886–1966
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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.

Hans Arp

Sposi (Bride and Groom), 1966

Glass and metal
21 1/4 in
54 cm
Edition 3/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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