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Best known for his eclectic works of ‘Accumulations’, ‘Poubelles’, and ‘Coupes’, Arman (1928-2005) redefined traditional art with his Dada-influence works of painting, sculpture, and installations. "Violin brûle" (1992) is a configuration of violin shaped bronze, dramatically oriented as if twisting and dancing. This work measures 16.5 x 9.80 x 2 inches (42 x 25 x 5 cm), and is in excellent condition.

Born Armand Pierre Fernandez, the artist was a former archaeology student, amateur cellist, and son of an antiques dealer before he was inspired by the collages of Dadist Kurt Schwitters. Arman accumulated a vast number of collected items and explored not only altering and transforming the appearance of objects, but their meaning as well. Instead of meaningless or discarded trash, Arman elevated the tattered remnants of detritus, into a fixture of his personal, artistic creativity that will last for years to come.
Select Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv, IL)

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Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Directly from the Artist. Private Collection, Switzerland.
  • Pickup Location: Switzerland
  • Shipping Dimensions: 16.5 x 9.8 x 2 in. (41.91 x 24.89 x 5.08 cm.)
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