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Arman Art

French, 1928-2005

Arman was born in Nice, France, in 1928, and showed a talent for painting and drawing as a child. He studied at the the Ecole Nationale des Art Décoratifs in Nice followed by studies at the École du Louvre in Paris.

In his early years he focused on abstract paintings. Then, in 1957, he became interested in common objects as works of art. He first did what came to be called his "allures d"objet" (object impressions), where he would dip an object into paint and press it on canvas thus leaving the object's shadow or impression. Then he decided the object itself was worth paying attention to and started to treat them in his own way. His intention was to remove the material purpose of an object so that its only remaining function was to "feed the mind" as a work of art. What better way to achieve that result than by breaking, slicing or even burning objects such as violins, telephones, typewriters or even whole cars? He also made objects useless by accumulating them, such as 2,000 wristwatches in a Plexiglass box that all kept different time.

Once emotionally detached from the circumstances associated with a broken object, the viewer could grow to appreciate its abstract beauty; so, in a sense, Arman was literally teaching that things one never thought could be regarded as attractive could indeed turn out to be so. Through this achievement, Arman gained worldwide recognition and is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive creators of the late 20th century.

His work can be found in the collections of numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Arman’s work has also been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide including the Musée D’Art Contemporain in Tehran, Iran; the Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Musée Des Arts Decoratifs and Opéra De Paris in France; the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art in California; and the Museum of Arts and Design and the Guggenheim in New York

He died in 2005 in New York.

(Biography provided by Rosenbaum Contemporary)
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Artist: Arman
Arman - Bronze Sculpture - Portuguese Guitar
By Arman
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Signed and Numbered Bronze Violin Sculpture by Arman Title: Portuguese Guitar Signed and Numbered Edition: 99 Bronze Sculpture on Black base Dimensions: 85 x 35 x 28 cm Arm...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Arman Art

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Bronze

Violent Violin Concerto Hand Signed Lithograph Silkscreen
By Arman
Located in Surfside, FL
Arman (November 17, 1928 – October 22, 2005) was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or...
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1970s Abstract Arman Art

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Lithograph

Well dressed 2 - Arman, bronze, sculpture, decorative, green, female, figure
By Arman
Located in London, GB
Pierre Arman (1928-2005) Well dressed 2 2005 bronze with green patina and coat hooks 162 x 52 x 37 cm signed on base (beside right foot) numbered 19/30 Price: £35,000 GBP Provenanc...
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Early 2000s Modern Arman Art

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Bronze

Monochrome Accumulation No. 3001
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Monochrome Accumulation No. 3001, 1988 by Arman (1928-2005) Acrylic paint tubes and acrylic paint on canvas 40 ¼ x 32 ⅞ inches framed (102.235 x 83.5025 cm) 36 ¼ x 28 ¾ inches unfram...
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1980s Abstract Arman Art

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Found Objects, Acrylic

Nu couche
By Arman
Located in Malmo, SE
Original sculpture 1/8 ex. Signed and numbered by the artist and stamped Bocquel fondeur. Acquired directly from the artist. Free shipment worldwide. Arman wrote, “The bow on the ...
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1980s Contemporary Arman Art

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Bronze

Arman Aqua Frago Sculpture Accumulation of Paint Tubes in Plexiglas Box
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
2004 Acrylic and tubes of paint on superimposed Plexiglas plates. Edition of 99 copies + 40 EA + 30 copies I/XXX à XXX/XXX. Signed and numbered x/99 lower right. Referenced in the A....
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Early 2000s Arman Art

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Plexiglass, Acrylic

Salome, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Salome Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed and n...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Arman Violins bronze sculpture, 1981
By Arman
Located in Jerusalem, IL
Very nice bronze with brown and black patina sculpture - Violins decoupes, 1981 by the important artist ARMAN. signed and inscribed 'AP' on the base. Accompanied by a certificate of...
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1980s Arman Art

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Bronze

Parade, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Sculpture "Bon Sante" by Fernandez Arman, 1996
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Born in Nice in 1928, Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928 - 2005) showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing as a child. (Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, he signed his early work wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Arman Art

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Metal

Arman Telemann Cut Violin Concerto Hand Signed Cast Bronze Sculpture Assemblage
By Arman
Located in Surfside, FL
Pierre Fernandez Arman (French-American, 1928-2005) Telemann, 1992 Cast bronze 27.25" height Gold patina. Hand signed (inscribed) by the artist and numbered 18/30 (small edition) t...
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1990s Assemblage Arman Art

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Bronze

Untitled with paint brushes
By Arman
Located in London, GB
Inscribed on the reverse with the archive number C396 ARCH 274. perspex box: 217.5 x 176 x 13.2 cm. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century Arman Art

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Acrylic

Arman Wrath of Cello bronze and wood sculpture
By Arman
Located in Jerusalem, IL
Beautiful Cello bronze and wood sculpture by the Important artist ARMAN. signed and numbered '6/8'. This work is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives New York under number: APA# 831...
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1990s Arman Art

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Bronze

Arman Trompettes découpées bronze sculpture on marble base
By Arman
Located in Jerusalem, IL
Beautiful painted bronze Trompettes sculpture by the Important Artist - ARMAN. signed and numbered '99/100' mounted to granite base (5 cm) very nice and decorative. This work is re...
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1990s Arman Art

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Bronze

Arman Pair of Cello Armchairs in Bronze Antique Green Patina 1993
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Model created in 1993. Bronze cello shaped chairs with scroll-shaped arms and legs. Antic Green patina. Signed "Arman" and numbered. Bocquel Foundry. Registered at the Arman Studio i...
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1990s Arman Art

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Bronze

Grey Mood, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Rare sculpture "Pubelle de Tubes" by Fernandez Arman, 1993
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Born in Nice in 1928, Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928 - 2005) showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing as a child. (Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, he signed his early work wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Arman Art

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Metal

Arman, Untitled, Paint Cans and Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 1989-1990
By Arman
Located in Miami, FL
Arman (b. 1928, France; d. 2005, New York), one of the major figures of post-war art and a founder member of the French “Nouveau Réalisme” school, which was parallel to the American ...
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2010s Arman Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Violon coupé III - Violon Classique
By Arman
Located in Malmo, SE
Bocquel fondeur. Edition 98/100. Free shipment worldwide. Arman wrote, “The bow on the strings releases an explosion of sounds,” in the book Trio à cordes published by GKM Siwert Be...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Arman Art

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Bronze

Violent Violins II, Pop Art Print by Arman
By Arman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Arman, French (1929 - 2005) Title: Violents Violin II Year: 1978 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, AP 30 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 5...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Arman, Untitled, Wood (cello), Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 2004
By Arman
Located in Miami, FL
Arman (b. 1928, France; d. 2005, New York), one of the major figures of post-war art and a founder member of the French “Nouveau Réalisme” school, which was parallel to the American ...
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2010s Arman Art

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Canvas, Wood, Acrylic

Bronze sculpture "Saxophones" by Fernandez Arman
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Born in Nice in 1928, Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928 - 2005) showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing as a child. (Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, he signed his early work wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Arman Art

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Bronze

“Feu Henrix” from the serie ”The day after”
By Arman
Located in Malmo, SE
“Feu Henrix” from the serie ”The day after” Original sculpture 8 copies. Number 4/8 in the edition. Acquired directly from the artist. Bocquel fondeur. Free shipment worldwide. Ar...
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1990s Contemporary Arman Art

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Bronze

Yves Klein's Violins
By Arman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Arman, French (1929 - 2005) Title: Yves Klein's Violins Year: 1979 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Ties
By Arman
Located in Jerusalem, IL
An amazing installation by French-born American artist Arman. This framed piece, featuring colorful ties splashed with blue paint, is a classic example of the artist's iconic style.
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1970s Arman Art

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Oil, Textile

Arman Sculpture Inclusion of Red Paint Tubes in Resin Signed and Located NY
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
1969 Inclusion of paint tubes in the resin. Signed and located NY on the bottom left. Unique piece. Referenced in the Denyse Durand-Ruel Archives under N ° 8910. Registered at the Ar...
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1960s Arman Art

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Resin, Paint

Like a Dream, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Glowing Guitar, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Yves Kline Violins, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Salome, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Arman Brush and Brunch Coffee Table Accumulation of Paint Brushes on Canvas
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Created 2004-05 Accumulation of brushes on canvas painted in acrylic, in a Plexiglas table, glass top. Edition of 185 copies. Signed on the lower right, numbered on the label below. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Arman Art

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Canvas, Glass, Plexiglass, Paint

Squeezed Blue Fiddle, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

New Romanticism, Arman
By Arman
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ARMAN (1929-2005) Arman is known as one of the most important international object artists and a co-founder and member of the Nouveau Réalisme. He is among the top artists in the lis...
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1970s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Squeezed Blue Fiddle, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Squeezed Blue Fiddle Year: 1979 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Yves Kline Violins, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Yves Kline Violins Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

New Romanticism, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: New Romanticism Year: 1979 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sig...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Arman 20 Paint Tubes Smeared and Pressed on Canvas in Plexiglas Box
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
2004 20 paint tubes soiled and pressed on canvas, in a Plexiglas box. Edition of 99 copies + 20 EA. Signed and numbered on the canvas. Work referenced at the A.R.M.A.N. Foundation un...
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Early 2000s Arman Art

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Paint, Canvas, Plexiglass

Like a Dream, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Like a Dream Year: 1979 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Glowing Guitar, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Glowing Guitar Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sign...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Grey Mood, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Grey Mood Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed an...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Violent Violins, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Violent Violins Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sig...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Arman 100 Violins Original Edition with Bronze Violins Accumulated in Resin
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
2004 Accumulation of miniature bronze violins embedded in polyester resin. Edition of 99 copies + 20 AP + 20 HC + 30 I/XXX. Signed and numbered in resin. Registered in Denyse Durand-...
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Early 2000s Arman Art

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Bronze

Bon Santé
By Arman
Located in Malmo, SE
Publisher GKM. Limited Edition 11/30 ex. Free shipment worldwide. Acquired directly from the artist. Arman explores reality. He strives to transform and sublimate artefacts into ...
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1990s Contemporary Arman Art

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Epoxy Resin, Plexiglass

Arman The Night of the Mikados Hommage to Van Gogh: Starry Night
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Arman, La Nuit des Mikados, Starry Night: Van Gogh 1992 Accumulation of brushes and acrylic paint on canvas. Unique work. Signed on the lower right side on the edge. Referenced at th...
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1990s Arman Art

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Acrylic

Arman Kerouan Table Coffee Table In Plexiglas, Steel & Varnish Bottles
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
1997 Edition of 100 copies. Silkscreen ink and ink bottles in Plexiglas and glass table. Signed and numbered on a label placed underneath the Plexiglass. This work is registered in t...
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1990s Arman Art

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Glass, Plexiglass, Ink

Boom Boom
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Arman Boom Boom (unique variation from New York International Portfolio), 1965 Screenprint with pencil additions. Hand Signed. Numbered. unframed 17 × 22 inches Edition of 225 While ...
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1960s Pop Art Arman Art

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Screen

Accumulation of Violins
By Arman
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Edition 20/99 Arman (born Armand Pierre Fernandez) was an early proponent of accumulation and scatter art. In 1959, he began displaying collections of objects in Plexiglas cases and...
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20th Century Contemporary Arman Art

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Bronze

Red and blue paint tubes. Mixed Media
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Untitled Acrylic and paint tubes on resine ​ Provenance : - Galerie Bernart, Antwerp - former collection of the Dutch Cobra artist Corneille (Cornelius van Beverloo) Arman was an Am...
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1970s Modern Arman Art

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Mixed Media

Defi a Newton
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
ARMAN 1928 - 2005 Bronze sculpture, 2004 Polished bronze with black patina, 2004, stamped with foundry stamp and numbered, published by Venturi Arte, Bologna Signed and numbered...
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Early 2000s Realist Arman Art

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Arman - Accumulation, Tee - Original Signed Sculpture
By Arman
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Arman - Original Signed Sculpture Title: Accumulation, Tee Date: 1994 Dimensions: 48 x 21.5 x 10 cm Edition: 87/99 Arman is a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or pa...
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1990s Modern Arman Art

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Plexiglass

Parade, Arman
By Arman
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Arman (1929-2005) Title: Parade Year: 1978 Edition: 150, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed and n...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Arman Art

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Screen

Arman Sliced Blow Lamp and Paint on Canvas Yellow Background Black & Gold Drips
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Arman 2003 Sliced blow lamp and paint on canvas Unique work Signed « Arman » on the edge below Artwork accompanied by a certificate from A.R.M.A.N Fondation. H. 81 cm W. 60 cm ...
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Early 2000s Post-War Arman Art

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Canvas

Arman African Candlestick / Chandelier in Gilded Bronze / Spoon shaped
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
2003 Edition of 99 copies + 15 EA +15 HC + 30 copies numebered /XXX. Signed « Arman » and numbered on the gilded bronze. Referenced in Denyse Durand-Ruel Archives under Nr 7698. Ref...
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Early 2000s Arman Art

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Bronze

Arman Small Aleph Accumulation of Ball Bearings in Polyester Resin
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
1978 Ball bearings embedded in polyester resin. Edition of 30 copies + 10 AP. The work was published by Valeur, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. Incised signature “ARMAN” and numb...
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1970s Arman Art

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Metal

Arman, Yellowciped, Sliced Bicycle, Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel, 1991
By Arman
Located in Miami, FL
Arman (b. 1928, France; d. 2005, New York), one of the major figures of post-war art and a founder member of the French “Nouveau Réalisme” school, which was parallel to the American ...
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2010s Arman Art

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Violins (Red and Black) lithograph by Arman, Edition 111 of 150
By Arman
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Hand-numbered in front lower left corner. Hand-signed in front lower right corner. Framed under glass in natural wood frame. Framed dimensions are 32 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. Image size ...
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1970s Modern Arman Art

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Lithograph

Paintbrushes I
By Arman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Arman, French/American (1929 - 2005) Title: Paintbrushes I Year: 1991 Medium: Paintbrushes and Oil Paint in Epoxy Resin Sculpture, Signature and number inscribed Edition: 20,...
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1990s Dada Arman Art

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Epoxy Resin, Found Objects, Mixed Media, Oil

Arman - Gilded Panther - Signed Bronze Sculpture
By Arman
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Arman - Gilded Panther - Signed Bronze Sculpture His animal sculptures are very rare and recognized for their originality and their beauty. Material: Bronze. Signed and Numbered Dim...
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1990s Surrealist Arman Art

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Bronze

Arman art for sale on 1stDibs

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