7 May 2014
Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)
Constellation Stutt II
signed, dated and titled 'Arp 1956 Constellation Stutt 2/2' (on the artist's label affixed to the reverse)
painted wood relief
25 5/8 x 20½ in. (65 x 52 cm.)
Executed in 1956; unique
Private collection, Stuttgart (by 1981).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1987, lot 297.
Galerie Theo, Madrid.
PaceWildenstein, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owners, August 2000.
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B. Rau, Hans Arp, Die Reliefs Oeuvre-Katalog, Stuttgart, 1981, p. 254, no. 532.
New York, PaceWildenstein, Earthly Forms, The Biomorphic Sculpture of Arp, Calder and Noguchi, February-March 2000 (illustrated in color, pl. 29).
An illustration of the present work is featured on the cover of the monograph, Jean Arp, by Carola Giedion-Welcker, published in 1957 (fig. 1).
(fig. 1) The cover illustration of Carola Giedion-Welcker's 1957 monograph, based on the present work.
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