Arman (1928-2005)
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Arman (1928-2005)

Tranches de vie

Arman (1928-2005)
Tranches de vie
signed and dated 'Arman 1962' (lower right)
sliced violin, sliced violin case, wax and oil on plywood
94 x 61 cm.
Executed in 1962, this piece is unique
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf.
Acquired from the above by Piet and Ida Sanders in 1965.
D. Durand-Ruel, ARMAN, Catalogue Raisonné II, Paris 1991, no. 306, pp. 152-153 (illustrated).
Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, Arman, 10 April-30 May 1965, no. 27.
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Leven met kunst, 30 June-21 October 2012.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

This work is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives under number: APA# 8305.62.023.

One of the key tenets of Arman's artistic adventure, then, is to convert an act of destruction into an act of creation. Yet while the burning, amassing, adjusting of his source objects is an intensely iconoclastic act, a rebellious and daring gesture towards his contemporaries in the art world, he was nonetheless constantly aware of the value of aesthetics and of the formal qualities and properties of his materials: he achieves his effect, instilling an epiphany in the viewer through the rearrangement of everyday items, through careful composition. And it is through this judicious process of re-composing and re-assembling his beloved objects that Arman reveals their intrinsic beauty.

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