Classical Sculpture

Classical Sculpture
Artist:
Hans (Jean) Arp (French, 1886-1966)
Date:
1960
Medium:
Bronze, Edition of 5, Cast No. 2 
Dimensions:
50-5/8 x 8-1/2 x 7 in. (128.6 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1968.38.S 
Copyright:
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Description

Arp spent most of his life in France and Switzerland where he was an active member of the Dada and Surrealist groups. During and after World War I, he achieved success as a sculptor, printmaker and poet. He began to make freestanding sculpture in the 1930s. While his lyrical forms come close to total abstraction, they always symbolize some aspect of nature.

Provenance:

Galerie Chalette, New York, sold May 1966 to;
Leonard Rosen, Miami;
Weintraub Gallery, New York, sold 31 October 1968 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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