拍品 2
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讓·阿爾普

估價
400,000 - 600,000 USD
已售出
485,000 USD
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描述

  • Hans Arp
  • 《紅鼻子頭像》
  • 彩色木浮雕,著色卡紙

來源

François Arp, Paris

Ruth Tillard-Arp (by descent from the above)

Sale: Etude Calmels Cohen, Paris, Vente Arp, June 12, 2003, lot 52

Acquired at the above sale

出版

Michel Seuphor, Arp. Sculpture, Paris, 1964, illustrated pl. 2

Giuseppe Marchiori, Arp: cinquante ans d'activité; Avec deux poèmes de Arp, Milan, 1964, no. 65, illustrated p. 86

Slovenské pohl'ady, 1966, no. 9, illustrated p. 52

"Hommage à Hans Jean Arp" in Saisons d'Alsace, Strasbourg, 1967, no. 22, illustrated p. 207

Bernd Rau, Hans Arp. Die Reliefs, Oeuvre-Katalog, Stuttgart, 1981, no. 48, illustrated p. 30

拍品資料及來源

Tête au nez rouge is a remarkable example of Arp’s unique language which originated during his Dada period in the early 1920s. Arp developed a rich repertoire of abstract shapes and symbols derived from nature and his everyday environment. Common motifs included the moustache, mask, leaf, cloud, star, bottle and the navel among many more.

During this time Arp produced shallow reliefs which typically consisted of two layers and were mounted on a rectangular wooden support. Eric Robertson noted that “much of the visual interest in these works arises from the ambiguity of their different layers which are all uncompromisingly flat: the ambiguity results from a tension among the literal flatness of their surfaces, the modest differences in depth in the relation of figure to ground, and the illusionistic depth that can be read into the relief forms, which can be interpreted as flattened iconic representations of three-dimensional objects” (E. Robertson, Arp. Painter, Poet, Sculptor, 2006, New Haven, p. 142). Indeed, the present composition possesses a beautiful sculptural dimensionality which heightens the interplay between color and form.

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