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

Ptolémée II

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Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)
Ptolémée II
stamped with the artist’s monogram and numbered ‘HA 2/3’; stamped with the foundry mark 'Susse Fond. Paris' (underneath)
bronze with golden brown patina
Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1958 and cast in bronze in an edition of five, numbered 00/3 to 3/3; this example cast in January 1961
Provenance
Galerie Lawrence, Paris.
Sylvia and Joseph Slifka collection, New York.
Harold Diamond, New York.
Stella Fishbach, New York.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, by whom acquired from the above in 1996.
Simon Studer Art, Geneva.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998.
Literature
E. Trier, Jean Arp, Sculpture 1957-1966, London, 1968, no. 167, p. 107 (another cast illustrated pl. 14).
L. Jianou, Jean Arp, Paris, 1973, p. 75.
S. Fauchereau, Arp, Barcelona, 1988, no. 101, p. 82 (another cast illustrated).
A. Hartog & K. Fischer, Hans Arp, Skulpturen, Eine Bestandsaufnahme, Ostfildern, 2012, no. 167, p. 132 (another cast illustrated).


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