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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 508

    Arman (1928-2005)


    Price Realised  


    Arman (1928-2005)
    incised 'arman' (lower left)
    accumulation of paint tubes in Plexiglas
    24 5/8 x 14 7/8 x 5in. (62.5 x 37.8 x 12.7cm.)
    Executed in 1972

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    This work is registered with the Arman Studio Archives, under no. 8013.72.177.
    This work is recorded in the archives Denyse Durand-Ruel, under no. 9601 and will be included in the forthcoming Arman catalogue raisonné being prepared by Denyse Durand-Ruel, Paris.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1976.

    Pre-Lot Text

    ''I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects''