Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)
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Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)

Tête avec moustache hérissée

Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)
Tête avec moustache hérissée
painted and cut-out board laid down on the artist's painted mount
The image: 10 x 12 7/8 in. (25.5 x 32.8 cm.);
The artist's painted mount: 15 3/8 x 18½ in. (39.8 x 47 cm.)
Executed in 1926
Private collection, Milan, by circa 1960.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
B. Rau, M. Seuphor, Hans Arp, Die Reliefs, Oeuvre-katalog, Stuttgart, 1981, no. 83a, p. 46 (illustrated).
Paris, Galerie Surréaliste, Arp, November - December 1927, no. 19.
Cologne, Galerie Czwiklitzer, Surréalisme international, April - May 1957, no. 3; this exhibition later travelled to Oldenburg, Stadtmuseum: Theodor-Francksen-Stiftung, May - June 1957; and Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum, Surrealisten, June - August 1957.
Paris, Musée national d'Art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Arp, February - April 1962, no. 63 (titled 'Tête moustache').
Odakyu, Musée Odakyu, Paris, mythes et génies: Montmartre, Montparnasse et Saint-Germain-des-Prés October - March 2000; this exhibition later travelled to Mie, Musée Préfectoral Mie, Musée Prfectoral d'Art de Mie; Yokohama, Musée Sogo; Osaka, Musée d'Art de Daimaru; and Takamatsu, Musée d'Art.
Rome, Museo del Corso, Max Ernst e i suoi amici Surrealisti, July - November 2002, p. 53.
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Lot Essay

'My mustache is well trained
well perfumed
and shiny and dew'
(J. Arp, The Quadrangular Pigeons - 1938, reproduced in J. Arp, Collected French Writings: poems, essays, memories, ed. M. Jean, trans. J. Neugroschel, London, 1974, p. 199).

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