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Eternal Style: A Private American Collection

Jean Arp


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May 18, 01:03 AM GMT


800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

Lot Details


Eternal Style: A Private American Collection

Jean Arp

1886 - 1966


stamped with the raised monogram HA (on the inside of the figure); numbered I/V and stamped with the raised monogram HA (on the underside of the base)


height: 30 ⅛ in. 76.6 cm.

Conceived in 1958; this example cast by Georges Rudier in 1960. 




1886 - 1966年




高:30 ⅛ 英寸;76.6 公分


Galerie Denise René, Paris
Arthur and Molly Stern, Rochester (acquired from the above on 11 May 1960)
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above on 2 March 1979 by the present owner

Michel Seuphor, Arp, Amsterdam, 1961, no. 19, n.p., illustration of the marble

Exh. Cat., New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Arp, 1963, p. 6, illustration of another cast; n.p., illustration of the marble

Herbert Read, The Art of Jean Arp, London, 1968, no. 114, n.p., illustration of the marble

Eduard Trier, Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach and François Arp, Jean Arp, Sculpture: His Last Ten Years, New York, 1968, no. 180, p. 6, illustration of another cast

Eduard Trier, Jean Arp. Sculptures 1957-1966, Stuttgart, 1968, no. 180, p. 6, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein; Strasbourg, Musée d'Art Moderne; Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville; Minneapolis, Institute of Art; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts and San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art,

Arp 1886-1966,


 p. 233, illustration of the marble 

Exh. Cat. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean Arp: From the Collections of Mme Marguerite Arp and Arthur and Madeleine Lejwa, 1972, n.p., illustration of another cast

Edmund Burke Feldman, Varieties of Visual Experience: Art as Image and Idea, New York, 1972, p. 25, illustrated

Ionel Jianou, Jean Arp, Paris, 1973, p. 75, illustration of another cast 

Exh. Cat., Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo, Jean Arp, Escultruas, Relieves, Obra Sobre Papel, Tapices, 1985, p. 113, illustration of another cast 

Edmund Burke Feldman, Varieties of Visual Experience: Art as Image and Idea, New York, 1987, p. 25, illustrated 

Serge Fauchereau, Arp, New York, 1988, p. 83, plaster illustrated (titled Torso-Bundle)

Arie Hartog and Kai Fischer, Jean Arp, Sculptures, A Critical Survey, Bonn, 2012, no. 180, pp. 137 & 315, illustration of another cast