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ARP, Jean/Hans

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966

La Coquille

The Shell

1938

fossiliferous marble

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 10 316 x 9 716 x 7 78 in.

Acc. No.: 1991.2.A

Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell, 1991.2.A

Photo credit: 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College


Provenance

  • New York, NY, Buchholz Gallery
  • 1949, sold to Lois Orswell
  • 1991, gift to Harvard University Art Museums

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, January 20, 2013
  • c. 1957 Giedion-Welker
    Carola Giedion-Welker, Jean Arp, New York, ed. Milton S. Fox, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., c. 1957
  • 2002 Cohn and Kianovsky
    Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 2, fig. 34, pp. 75-76, 306, 374

Exhibitions

  • 1950 Providence
    A Century of Sculpture, Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, March 30-May 18, 1950

    1956 Boston
    [Benefit exhibition for the Boston Arts Festival], Boston, Margaret Brown Gallery, May 8-29, 1956

    2011-2013 Cambridge
    Re-View: S118 (Reinstallation) European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, May 3, 2011-August 31, 2013