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(1928 – 2005), France

Arman Biography

Franco-American artist Arman was born in Nice in 1928 and died in New York in 2005. A founder and leading figure of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, he created a new aesthetic based on the object. A painter and sculptor known for his ‘accumulations’, he made direct use of manufactured objects. His work questions consumer society and the loss of the object’s identity, centring on two imperatives: the need to keep objects, and the need to destroy them.

Arman Featured Artworks

Vierge Fière Jouant du Violon Devant un Mur by Arman contemporary artwork
ArmanVierge Fière Jouant du Violon Devant un Mur, 1974Broken violin and bow embedded in concrete, in wooden case
85 x 30 x 11 cm
Tornabuoni Art Contact Gallery
Prècieuse Ridicule by Arman contemporary artwork
ArmanPrècieuse Ridicule, 1974Half sectioned cello embedded in concrete in wooden box
140 x 100 x 25 cm
Tornabuoni Art Contact Gallery
Quartier Latin by Arman contemporary artwork
ArmanQuartier Latin, 1969Resin, metal keys and acrylic
44.5 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Minutes by Arman contemporary artwork
ArmanMinutes, 1991Accumulation of alarm clocks in aluminium compartments
181 x 131 x 10 cm
Templon Contact Gallery

Arman Represented By

Templon contemporary art gallery in 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France Templon Paris, Brussels

Arman In Related Press

An Art Show for Food Lovers Related Press An Art Show for Food Lovers 18 November 2019, The New York Times

Artists have illustrated food and drink throughout the ages. An exhibition, What’s for Dinner? A Brief History of Food in Art, surveys 20 th -century interpretations by more than 30 artists. It includes works by Édouard Vuillard, Georges Braque, Kazimir Malevich, Arman, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson and Anh Duong.

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