Jean Arp

Fruit méchant

Auction Closed

November 14, 11:57 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Jean Arp

1886 - 1966

Fruit méchant

pink limestone

height: 19 ¼ in. 49 cm.

Executed in 1936; this work is unique. 



1886 - 1966年



高︰19 ¼ 英寸;49公分

David Thompson, Pittsburgh (until at least 1960)
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1963 by the present owner
Carola Giedion-Welcker, Jean Arp, New York, 1967, no. 27, p. 109 (titled Angry Fruit)
Ionel Jianu, Jean Arp, Paris, 1973, no. 27, p. 67
Exh. Cat., Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein and traveling, Arp 1886-1966, 1986-88, no. 154, p. 160, illustrated
Margherita Andreotti, The Early Sculpture of Jean Arp, Ann Arbor, 1989, pp. 284-85, no. 59, fig. 113, n.p., illustrated (titled Naughty Fruit)
Kai Fischer and Arie Hertog, eds., Hans Arp: Sculptures—A Critical Survey, Ostfildern, 2012, no. 27, p. 75, illustrated
New York, Buchholz Gallery, Jean Arp, 1949, no. 4 (titled Bad Fruit)
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Thompson Collection: Aus einer amerikanischen Privatsammlung, 1960, no. 282 (titled Böse Frucht)
Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, The David M. Solinger Collection: Masterworks of Twentieth-Century Art, 2002-03, p. 17, illustrated in color (titled Naughty Fruit and listed as French marble)