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Hans Arp
1886 - 1966
FORMES SE PRÊTANT À L'INTERPRÉTATION
painted wood relief
120 by 99.7cm., 47 1/4 by 39 1/4 in.
Executed in 1949.
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Provenance

John Senior, Jr., New York
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired by 1950)
Private Collection, France (acquired from the above in April 1957)
Private Collection (by descent from the above; sale: Christie's, London, 20th June 2006, lot 162)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Arp & Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1950, no. 18, illustrated in the catalogue
Ginals, Centre d’Art Contemporain de l’Abbaye de Beaulieu en Rouergue, Le Relief, des années cinquante à nos jours, 1989, no. 1

Literature

Charles Estienne, ‘Sophie Taeuber-Arp et Jean Arp’ in Art Aujourd’hui, Boulogne-sur-Seine, 1949-50, illustrated pp. 10 & 11
Bernd Rau (ed.), Hans Arp. Die Reliefs. Œuvre-Katalog, Stuttgart, 1981, no. 378, illustrated p. 183

Catalogue Note

' The divine dream is a bridge between too much and too little. This dream is a fundamental part of my plastic search.'
Jean Hans Arp, Meudon, May 1958

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