ARP, Jean/Hans

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966

Fruit pré-adamite

Pre-Adamic Fruit


bronze with wood base

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 716 x 9 1316 x 7 78 in.

Acc. No.: 1948/2.26

Credit Line: Museum Purchase

Photo credit: University of Michigan Museum of Art


  • 1948, Museum Purchase


  • Museum's website, 30 April 2010
  • 1962 Ann Arbor
    A handbook of the collections of The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 1962, no. 52, 52a, repr.


  • Museum's website, 30 April 2010:
    An example of Jean (Hans) Arp's interest in biomorphic abstraction. In its attention to basic, generic biomorphic shapes the piece is a kind of study of primordial organic forms, forms suggestive of all manner of life but not representing anything specifically.