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Arman Furniture

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.

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Arman, Paint Brushes Original Table, Signed and Numbered
By Arman
Located in Geneve, CH
ARMAN Signed Accumulation of brushes and acrylic on canvas in a Plexiglass table Measures: 153 x 100 x 34.5 cm, 60 ¼ x 39 3/8 x 13 9/16 in. Arman is a painter who moved from ...
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Early 2000s French Modern Arman Furniture

Materials

Plexiglass

Arman ‘Violon’ Cutlery Service with 116 Pieces in Artistic Cabinet
By Arman
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arman, service with 116 parts in an artistic storage cabinet, gold plated silver, wood, Plexiglas, France, 1971 This incredible violin service ‘Violon Menagère’, a 12-guest flatware...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Silver

Arman "1984" Original New Years Greeting
By Arman
Located in Sharon, CT
A Happy New Years greeting. Probably a screenprint, unnumbered and of an unknown edition size (obviously small). S Rubber stamped greetings, signed, by both Arman and Yasmine. Meas...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

Materials

Paper

1960s Arman Art Exhibition Poster Design Pop Art Guitar
By Arman
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Original 1969 promotional poster for the Arman exhibition at the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. Printed by Atelier Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Paris. Rolled. Measures: L 85cm x W ...
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1960s Danish Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Paper

Mid-1970s Original Vintage French Festival Poster, 'Festival D'automne', 1973
By Arman
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Mid-1970s original vintage French festival poster, 'Festival D'automne', 1973 Artist: Arman Dimensions: 158 x 109 cm Year: 1973.
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1970s French International Style Vintage Arman Furniture

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Paper

Arman Violins Accumulations Paperweight for Christofle, France, 1980s
By Christofle, Arman
Located in Milan, IT
Arman violins accumulations metal paperweight for Christofle, France, 1983.
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1980s French Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Metal

Monopoly Resin Inclusion by Arman
By Arman
Located in New York, NY
Rare monopoly inclusion signed by Arman Vintage condition.
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1970s French Vintage Arman Furniture

Materials

Resin

Mid-Century Modern Framed Abstract Print Boom Boom Signed Arman Numbered, 1966
By Arman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, framed print, entitled "Boom Boom," numbered 2/225 and signed Arman, circa 1966. Another print of this same piece is displayed at the Museum ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Paper

Arman, Mali, Original Table, Signed and Numbered
By Arman
Located in Geneve, CH
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Early 2000s French Modern Arman Furniture

Arman "Orange Goes" 1968 'New Realist' Drawing Andrew Crispo Gallery Label
By Arman
Located in Sharon, CT
An early drawing by the famous French/American Pop/New Realist artist. Combining two of the artists motifs- paint tubes and multiplicity. A period 'Pop' work retains an Andrew Crispo...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Paper

Arman, Keruan Original Table, Signed and Numbered
By Arman
Located in Geneve, CH
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Early 2000s French Modern Arman Furniture

Chessboard "Homaage á Marcel Duchamp" with the L.H.O.O.Q. Mustache by Arman
By Arman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A shadow-box framed chessboard with the L.H.O.O.Q. mustache by Arman (1928-2005) entitled "Homaage á Marcel Duchamp". A screen-print on Skivertex leather chessboard. Framed behin...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

Resin Sculpture Signed Arman
By Arman
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Huge resin sculpture with Flytox inclusions. Resin is almost perfect turning to the yellow due to age.     
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1970s French Vintage Arman Furniture

Materials

Resin

Arman, Cellos Bronze Coffee Table, Signed and Numbered
By Arman
Located in Geneve, CH
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Early 2000s French Modern Arman Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Armchairs, Signed Arman
By Arman
Located in Paris, FR
Arman 1928-2005, French Pair of armchairs Bronze from "Fondeur Bocquel" Seat in leather Signed Arman and numbered.
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20th Century French Arman Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Arman, Sculpture, Signed Arman, Numbered Artcurial 98/100, circa 1970, France
By Arman
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Arman sculpture, Signed Arman, numbered artcurial 98/100, circa 1970, France. Measures: Height 40 cm, width 30 cm, depth 3 cm.
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1970s French Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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Metal

Concerto after Arman, Limited Edition, Plate Number 30
By Arman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
"Concerto d'apres Arman, Edition Limitee, Assiette No 30." signed and numbered in back. Concerto after Arman, Limited Edition, Plate Number 30 Porcelain platter for Haviland Limoges,...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Arman Furniture

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Porcelain

Arman Cigar Sculpture
By Arman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Arman "Waiting to Exhale" sculpture, circa 1997. Accumulation of Cigars encased in Resin, with incised signature and numbered 77/100.
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1990s French Arman Furniture

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Resin

French Horn in Resin Sculpture by Arman
By Arman
Located in Montreal, QC
Fractured cast bronze French Horn, encased in resin, by Arman. Mounted on original polished bronze base. Signed "Arman." The dimensions are without the base.
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1970s French Modern Vintage Arman Furniture

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By Arman
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Arman (French-American, 1928-2005), 'La Bouteille Cassee', lithograph on Arches watercolor paper, signed in pencil, artist's proof, published by Atelier Baviera, Saint Paul de Vence,...
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Buffet Plates by Arman
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H 1.13 in. W 7 in. D 12.13 in.
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Arman Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Arman Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Arman Furniture collection, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many original furniture by Arman were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider Furniture by Jean Arp Furniture, César Baldaccini Furniture and Yves Saint Laurent Furniture. Arman Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $520 and tops out at $89,808, while pieces like these can sell for $9,390 on average.