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    Sale 2023

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    10 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 97

    Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)

    Initiale grimaçante

    Price Realised  

    Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)
    Initiale grimaçante
    bronze with gold patina
    Height: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1958


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    Provenance

    Galerie Gerald Cramer, Geneva.
    Richard Feigen Gallery, New York.
    Dr. Nathan Alpers, Los Angeles.
    B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1965.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Dr. Gerhard Straus


    Literature

    E. Trier, Jean Arp Sculpture: His Last Ten Years, New York, 1968, p. 109, no. 175 (another cast illustrated, p. 108).
    S. Poley, Hans Arp: Die Formensprache im plastichen Werk, 1978, p. 104, no. 131 (another cast illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Kovler Gallery, Arp: Sculpture, Collage, Drawing, Chicago, 1968, no. 20 (illustrated).