- Jean Arp
- SCRUTANT L'HORIZON
- stamped ARP and numbered 2/3 on the interior
- height: 106cm., 41 3/4 in.
Private Collection, Detroit
Donald Morris Gallery, Michigan (acquired from the above in 1980)
Obelisk Gallery, Boston
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984
Ionel Jianou, Jean Arp, Paris, 1973, no. 314, illustration of the larger granite version pl. 46
Arp (exhibition catalogue), The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1987, no. 263, illustration of the marble example p. 241
Serge Fauchereau, Arp, London, 1989, no. 130, illustrated in colour p. 99
Arie Hartog (ed.), Sculptures, A critical survey, Ostfildern, 2012, no. 314, illustration of the marble example p. 378
Guided by chance and intuition, the artist often created organic, irregular shapes evocative of natural forms. Although he developed a highly abstract visual vocabulary, in his sculptures Arp always established a connection between these biomorphic forms and elements hidden in everyday forms. Arp always enjoyed seeing his sculptures in natural settings, as evidenced by his large carvings placed in the garden outside his studio, where they could merge into the landscape and become one with nature.