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ARP, Jean/Hans

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966

Information on founder given by Kai Fischer, Bremen, January 2011.

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Sculpture classique

Classic sculpture

1960

bronze, III/V

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 50 (with base) x 8 34 x 8 in.

inside the base: HA (raised monogram)
mark inside base, lower edge: III/V

Acc. No.: 1966.13.FA

Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, given in memory of Mary Seeger O'Boyle by her family and friends

Photo credit: Tom Jenkins/Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art


Provenance

  • until 1966, New York, Sidney Janis Gallery
  • 1966, Dallas, Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, given in memory of Mary Seeger O'Boyle by her family and friends

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 7 May 2010
  • 1964 Marchiori
    Giuseppe Marchiori, Milan, 1964, p. 162
  • 1968 Read
    Herbert Read, The Art of Jean Arp, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968, p. 207, no. 127, ill.
  • 1983 Bromberg
    Anne R. Bromberg, Dallas Museum of Art. Selected Works, Dallas, The Dallas Museum of Art, 1983, p. 139 n. 142, repr.
  • 1996 Bromberg
    Anne Bromberg, Gods, men and Heroes: Ancient Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 1996, p. 134-135, fig. 16

Exhibitions

  • 1968-1969 Los Angeles/Des Moines/Toronto/Dallas/New York
    Arp Memorial Exhibition, Los Angeles, University of California; travelled to: Des Moines Art Center, Art Gallery Toronto, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim, November 10, 1968 to July ? 1969

    1978 Tulsa
    Sculpture: Modern Works, Tulsa, OK, Philbrook Art Center, October 14-November 26, 1978

    2002 Dallas
    European masterworks, The Foundation for the Arts Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, January 13-April 10, 2002

Comment

  • Museum's website, 7 May 2010:
    "Sculpture Classique" is a conscious attempt by a 20th-century master to emulate the basic forms of Greek art. It is a remarkable parallel to the Greek statue, 2,500 years after the classical piece was made. The contraposto curve of the Attic figure reappears in a purely abstract work. The same combination of s-curves that gave both movement and stability to the Greek figure are manipulated by Arp into a suave bronze sculpture that recreates an ideal human body in abstract shape.