A Life of Discovery: Works from The Allan Stone Collection | Contemporary Art Online

A Life of Discovery: Works from The Allan Stone Collection | Contemporary Art Online

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 53. ARMAN | LAND URCHIN.


Lot Closed

December 10, 05:53 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details



1928 - 2005


incised with the artist's signature and numbered Arman AP on the surface of the base

accumulation of cast bronze garden hoes on rectangular base

21 by 28 by 13 in. (53.3 by 71.1 by 33 cm)

Executed 1978, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of 8 plus 1 artist's proof. This work is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives New York under number: APA# 8001.78.001.

Please note that this work will be exhibited at Allan Stone Projects. Purchased items will be available for collection at Crozier Fine Arts, 1 Star Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ as of Thursday, December 13th.

Allan Stone Gallery, New York

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Arman: Accumulations, October - November 1979

New York, Allan Stone Projects, Arman and César, March - June 2015

Arman was a founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement that emerged in France in the 1960s in response to Pop Art, and he established himself with found object sculptures preoccupied with the consequences of mass consumption, called Accumulations. In these works, the quantities of objects and their repetition induce a sense of anarchy and instability, which highlights the dichotomous nature of rising prosperity and ease-of-life, against a backdrop of competing ideologies and nationalistic rivalries. Dense cumulative assemblage is a central theme that runs throughout the Allan Stone Collection, ranging from Arman and other contemporary artists to Folk Art memory vessels and African Congo nail fetishes. During a career that spanned five decades, Arman had over 600 solo-exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 1991 and at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, in 1998. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, the Tate Modern, London, and the and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others.