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Hans Arp

Avant ma naissance

Hans Arp

Hans Arp

Avant ma naissance

Avant ma naissance

Hans Arp

1886 - 1966

Avant ma naissance


signed Arp (lower left); signed Arp (on a label on the backing board)

collage on paper

collage: 11 x 8,8 cm; 4⅜ x 3½ in.; sheet: 16,2 x 13,9 cm; 6⅜ x 5½ in.

Executed in 1914.

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Hans Arp

1886 - 1966

Avant ma naissance


signé Arp (en bas à gauche); signé Arp (sur une étiquette du carton de montage)

collage sur papier

collage: 11 x 8,8 cm; 4⅜ x 3½ in.; feuille: 16,2 x 13,9 cm; 6⅜ x 5½ in.

Exécuté en 1914.

Collage: collage elements are stable. There is some minor wear to the brown element (as visible in the catalogue illustration). There are a few fingers prints to the black shape. Collage elements are light stained.

Sheet: affixed to a card which is hinged to the overmount along the upper edge with tape. The sheet is slightly undulating. There are a few faint creases along the extreme edges. The sheet is slightly light stained with minor areas of light discolouration, probably foxing.

This work is in overall good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Mrs. Herta Wescher, Paris

Sale: Millon & Associés, Paris, June 22, 2009, lot 130

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Mme Herta Wescher, Paris

Vente: Millon & Associés, Paris, 22 juin 2009, lot 130

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

Saint-Etienne, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Cinquante ans de ″collages″: papiers collés, assemblages, collages, du cubisme à nos jours, 1964, no. 46

Rome, Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, Dada e Surrealismo riscoperti, 2009-10, illustrated in the catalogue p. 229

Paris, Cité de la Musique, Paul Klee (1879-1940), Polyphonies, 2011-12, illustrated in the catalogue p. 117

Strasbourg, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Tristan Tzara, l'homme approximatif, 2015

Zurich, Hauser & Wirth & Los Angeles, Hauser & Wirth, Schwitters, Miró & Arp, 2016-17, illustrated in the catalogue p. 22 (Zurich catalogue)

Venice, Palazzo Fortuny, Intuition, 2017, illustrated in the catalogue

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Saint-Etienne, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Cinquante ans de ″collages″: papiers collés, assemblages, collages, du cubisme à nos jours, 1964, no. 46

Rome, Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, Dada e Surrealismo riscoperti, 2009-10, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 229

Paris, Cité de la Musique, Paul Klee (1879-1940), Polyphonies, 2011-12, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 117

Strasbourg, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Tristan Tzara, l'homme approximatif, 2015

Zürich, Hauser & Wirth & Los Angeles, Hauser & Wirth, Schwitters, Miró & Arp, 2016-17, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 22 (catalogue de Zürich)

Venise, Palazzo Fortuny, Intuition, 2017, reproduit dans le catalogue