Hans Arp, ‘Parent d'oiseau (Bird Parent)’, 1965, Phillips
Hans Arp, ‘Parent d'oiseau (Bird Parent)’, 1965, Phillips

Signature: With inscribed signature and numbering IV/V on the underside (the edition was 6 numbered 0-5), conceived in 1965 and cast by André Mounier, Paris in 1967.

A. Hartog, K. Fischer, Hans Arp, Sculptures a Critical Survey Ostfildern, 2012, no. 352 (another cast illustrated p. 213)
E. Trier, Jean Arp Sculptures 1957-1966, Stuttgart, London, 1968, p. 129, no. 352 (illustrated p. 128)

Edouard Loeb, Paris, by whom acquired in 1968.
François Arp, Paris.
Johannes Wasmuth, acquired from the above on consignment in 1981.
Acquired from the above and thence by descent to the present owner

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

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