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Hans (Jean) ARP

Etoile (Star)

1939
Original plaster
Height: 34.1 cm (13.5 in)


Provenance:
Provenance:
Collection of Virgil Thomson, New York, gift from the artist
Auction sale, Sotheby’s, New York, “Property from the estate of Virgil Thomson, sold for the benefit of the Virgil Thomson Foundation”, October 3, 1990, lot 107
Collection of Robert Sweet, New York, purchased from the above
Private collection, New York, by descent from the above
Galerie Hopkins Custot, Paris
Private collection, Belgium


Literature:
- Arie Hartog, Kai Fischer, Hans Arp, Sculptures, a Critical Survey, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012, no. 61, p. 88, repr.
- Carola Giedion-Welcher, Jean Arp, New York, 1957, bronze version with stone base reproduced no. 61, p. 94.
- S. Polay, Hans Arp. Die Formensprache im plastischen Werk, Stuttgart 1978, bronze version with stone base reproduced no. 120, p. 85.


Hans (Jean) ARP

Pflanzengriffel (Pistil)

Conceived in 1950
Bronze with gold patina
Monogrammed HA and numbered II/III stamped on the inside
Cast by Rudier on the 30th of April, 1959
88 x 40 x 36 cm (34.6 x 15.7 x 14.1 in)


Provenance:
Basel, Galerie d’Art Moderne
Paris, Galerie Albert Loeb
Boris Leavitt collection, acquired in 1961
Christie’s New York, 14th November 1996, lot 220, « Property from the Collection of Boris Leavitt »
William Rubin collection, New York
Private collection, Monaco


Literature:
Arie Hartog, Kai Fischer, Hans Arp, Sculptures, a Critical Survey, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012, no. 108, p. 108, p. 283, illustrated (wrong dimensions)


Hans (Jean) ARP

Papier déchiré
(Chance collage)

1937-1938
Ink, ink wash and collage on paper
Signed lower right: Arp
15.8 x 10.8 in. (40 x 27,5 cm)


Provenance:
Private collection, New York
Sotheby’s New York, 6 October 1998, lot 87
Geoffrey Beene collection, USA
Sotheby’s London, 23 September 2005, « The collection of Geoffrey Beene », lot 109
Bruijstens Modern Art, Amsterdam
Private collection, Belgium


Literature:
The authenticity of this work was confirmed by Fondazione Marguerite Arp.


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Hans (Jean) ARP

(1887-1966)