Lot 33
  • 33

ARMAN | Apollo, The Offering

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 EUR
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Description

  • Arman
  • Apollo, The Offering
  • signed, numbered AP 1/2 and stamped Bocquel
  • sliced welded bronze Executed in 1986, this work is number AP 1/2 from an edition of 3 plus 5 √©preuves d'artiste plus 2 artist proofs.This work is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives New York under number: APA# 8301.86.001This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 3034.
  • 225 x 140 x 180 cm; 88 5/8 x 55 1/8 x 70 7/8 in.

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owners

Exhibited

New York, Marisa del Re Gallery, Arman - Gods and Goddesses, October-November 1986

Literature

Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg II, 1988-1994, Paris, 2009, p. 45, illustrated in colour

Condition

The colours are fairly accurate in the printed catalogue illustration. Traces of oxidation are located throughout the work, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The tip of the index finger of the right hand figure presents a wear mark. This work is in good original condition.
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Catalogue Note

Arman is one of the rare object artists whose esthetic is a virtue. Because he perfectly mastered his language, he can do what he likes. He has Cartesian logic, power of synthesis and lyrical eloquence.
Pierre Nahon