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Jean Arp Art

French, 1886-1966

Jean Arp was born Hans Arp on September 16, 1886, in Strasbourg. In 1904, after leaving the École des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, he visited Paris and published his poetry for the first time. From 1905–07, Arp studied at the Kunstschule, Weimar and in 1908 went to Paris, where he attended the Académie Julian. In 1909, he moved to Switzerland and in 1911 was a founder of the Moderner Bund group there. The following year, he met Robert and Sonia Delaunay in Paris and Wassily Kandinsky in Munich. 

Arp participated in the Erste Deutsche Herbstsalon in 1913 at the gallery Der Sturm, Berlin. After returning to Paris in 1914, he became acquainted with Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso. In 1915, he moved to Zurich, where he executed collages and tapestries, often in collaboration with his future wife Sophie Taeuber (who became known as Sophie Taeuber-Arp after they married in 1922). 

In 1916, Hugo Ball opened the Cabaret Voltaire, which was to become the center of Dada activities in Zurich for a group that included Arp, Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, and others. Arp continued his involvement with Dada after moving to Cologne in 1919. In 1922, he participated in the Kongress der Konstruktivisten in Weimar and the Exposition Internationale Dada at Galerie Montaigne in Paris. Soon thereafter, he began contributing to magazines such as Merz, Mécano, De Stijl and later, to La Révolution surréaliste.

Arp’s work appeared in the first exhibition of the Surrealist group at the Galerie Pierre, Paris in 1925. In 1926, he settled in Meudon, France. In 1931, Arp was associated with the Paris based group Abstraction-Création and the periodical transition. Throughout the 1930s and until the end of his life, he continued to write and publish poetry and essays. In 1942, he fled Meudon for Zurich after which he was to make Meudon his primary residence again in 1946. The artist visited New York in 1949 on the occasion of his solo show at Curt Valentin’s Buchholz Gallery. In 1950, he was invited to execute a relief for the Harvard Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1954, Arp received the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. A retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1958, followed by another at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris in 1962. Arp died on June 7, 1966, in Basel.

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Artist: Jean Arp
Sculpture Mythique
By Jean Arp
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Sculpture Mythique" is a sculpture by Jean Arp. The sculpture is edition II/III. Jean Arp was born Hans Arp on September 16, 1886, in Strassburg. In 1904, after leaving the Ecole d...
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1950s Abstract Jean Arp Art

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Bronze

Variable Picture (3 x 7 = 21 Shapes) - French German
By Jean Arp
Located in London, GB
This multiple is hand signed by the artist “J. Arp” in blue ballpoint pen on a label, verso. It is also hand numbered in blue ballpoint pen, from the edition of 100 on a label, verso...
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1960s Abstract Jean Arp Art

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Plexiglass, Wood, Paper

De la Famille des Étoiles
By Jean Arp
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Jean Arp, also known as Hans Arp (1886-1966), was an impressive contributor to the avant-garde movement of the 20th century. Arp was active during the crucial years that shaped Europ...
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1960s Abstract Jean Arp Art

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Lithograph

Untitled from Le Soleil Recerclé 1966 Signed Limited Edition Woodcut Framed
By Jean Arp
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Jean Arp, Untitled from Soleil Recerclé XVIII, 1966 woodcut on auvergne paper, Sheet: 19 x 15 in Image: 14 x 13.5 in Frame: 23 x 27 in Edition: 12/60 Signed in pencil
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1960s Abstract Geometric Jean Arp Art

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Woodcut

Circa 1960 Original poster for the Exhibition of Hans Arp - Dada
By Jean Arp
Located in PARIS, FR
A very beautiful poster, made by Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp, known as Jean Arp ( 1886-1966 ). He is a German painter, sculptor and poet naturalized French. Co-founder of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916, he was then close to Surrealism. Exposure - Surrealism - Dada Gallery La Hune...
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1960s Dada Jean Arp Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1951 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art revue XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Lithograph

ARP, Jean. Sphere de sable ( RARE LIMITED EDITION), No. 13 of 20 copies .
By Jean Arp
Located in New York, NY
ARP, Jean, poems by Georges HUGNET. Paris; Robert-J. Godet 193. Collection "Pour mes amis" With 35 illustrations integrated with the text (2 full-page), by J. Arp. Small 8vo, [...
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1940s Modern Jean Arp Art

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Other Medium

Jean Arp - Original Etching
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Etching 1954 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Etching

Jean Arp - Original Etching
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Etching 1954 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Etching

Jean Arp-Galerie Denise Rene-30" x 22.5"-Serigraph-1962-Surrealism-Black, Orange
By Jean Arp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sku: EF8192 Artist: Jean Arp Title: Galerie Denise Rene Year: 1962 Signed: No Medium: Serigraph Paper Size: 30 x 22.5 inches ( 76.2 x 57.15 cm ) Image Size: 30 x 22.5 inches ( 76.2 x 57.15 cm ) Edition Size: 300 Framed: No Condition: B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age Additional Details: A special edition exhibition poster for Arp at Denise Rene Gallery, Paris 1962-1963, unknown printer, serigraph, edition of 300, published by Denise Rene Gallery. Printed on very heavy stock. Arp was a founding member of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. In 1920, as Hans Arp, along with Max Ernst, and the social activist Alfred Grunwald...
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20th Century Jean Arp Art

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Screen

Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1962 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Jean Arp Art

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Lithograph

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Arp would continue referring to himself as "Hans" when he spoke German. In 1904, after leaving the École des Arts et Métiers in Strasbourg, he went to Paris where he published his poetry for the first time. From 1905 to 1907, Arp studied at the Kunstschule in Weimar, Germany, and in 1908 went back to Paris, where he attended the Académie Julian. Arp was a founder-member of the Moderne Bund in Lucerne, participating in their exhibitions from 1911 to 1913. In 1912, he went to Munich, called on Wassily Kandinsky, the influential Russian painter and art theorist, was encouraged by him in his researches and exhibited with the Der Blaue Reiter group. Later that year, he took part in a major exhibition in Zürich, along with Henri Matisse, Robert Delaunay and Kandinsky. In Berlin in 1913, he was taken up by Herwarth Walden, the dealer and magazine editor who was at that time one of the most powerful figures in the European avant-garde. In 1915, he moved to Switzerland to take advantage of Swiss neutrality. In 1916, Hugo Ball opened the Cabaret Voltaire, which was to become the center of Dada activities in Zurich for a group that included Arp, Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, and others. In 1920, as Hans Arp, along with Max Ernst and the social activist Alfred Grünwald, he set up the Cologne Dada group. However, in 1925, his work also appeared in the first exhibition of the surrealist group at the Galérie Pierre in Paris. In 1926, Arp moved to the Paris suburb of Meudon. In 1931, he broke with the Surrealist movement to found Abstraction-Création, working with the Paris-based group Abstraction-Création and the periodical, Transition. Beginning in the 1930s, the artist expanded his efforts from collage and bas-relief to include bronze and stone sculptures. He produced several small works made of multiple elements that the viewer could pick up, separate, and rearrange into new configurations. Throughout the 1930s and until the end of his life, he wrote and published essays and poetry. In 1942, he fled from his home in Meudon to escape German occupation and lived in Zürich until the war ended. Arp visited New York City in 1949 for a solo exhibition at the Buchholz Gallery. In 1950, he was invited to execute a relief for the Harvard University Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and would also be commissioned to do a mural at the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1958, a retrospective of Arp's work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, followed by an exhibition at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France, in 1962. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein of Stuttgart, a 150-piece exhibition titled "The Universe of Jean Arp" concluded an international six-city tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1986. The Musée d'art moderne et contemporain of Strasbourg houses many of his paintings and sculptures. Arp's career was distinguished with many awards including the Grand Prize for sculpture at the 1954 Venice Biennale, a sculpture prizes at the 1964 Pittsburgh International, the 1963 Grand Prix National des Arts, the 1964 Carnegie Prize, the 1965 Goethe Prize from the University of Hamburg, and then the Order of Merit with a Star of the German Republic. Arp and his first wife, the artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp, became French nationals in 1926. In the 1930s, they bought a piece of land in Clamart and built a house at the edge of a forest. Influenced by the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Taeuber designed it. She died in Zürich in 1943. After living in Zürich, Arp was to make Meudon his primary residence again in 1946. Arp married the collector Marguerite Hagenbach (1902–1994), his long-time companion, in 1959. He died in 1966, in Basel, Switzerland. The worlds of fashion, design, and art have long overlapped. The Surrealists were particularly keen on blurring the lines separating the creative fields, as a number of Surrealist artists dabbled in fashion and design, creating functional and wearable art. For example, Elsa Schiaparelli daring clothing designs were developed in collaboration with Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau, and several other prominent Surrealist artists contributed to the fashion industry of their day. This is from the period of the wearable art movement when artists like Alexander Calder, Ibram Lassaw and Clare Falkenstein amongst many others were turning to jewelry as an expressive medium for their art. Exhibited: International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery 1890-1961, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London 1961 (no. 21, another example); International Ausstellung Schmuck, Jewellery, Bijoux, Hessischer Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Darmstadt 1964 (no. 2, another example); Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1967 (no. 3, another example); Private Passion. Artists Jewelry of the 20th Century, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch 2009 (no. 25 from the edition) Literature: Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. R.S. Neu. 1967. #3.Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Sculpture to Wear. Jewellery by Post-War Painters and Sculptors, Didier Ltd...
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Constellation
By Jean Arp
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From: XXe Siecle, Volume 13, 1959 Published by G. San Lazzaro for A. Maeght, Paris Printed by F. Mourlot, Paris Edition: 2000 (There was also a pencil signed edition) Note: First...
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Unsigned From: Le Soleil Recerlé, Paris, L. Broder, 1966 Published by Louis Broder, Paris Total Edition: 185 sets of the nineteen woodcuts Color Woodcut Original folder intact...
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1960s Abstract Jean Arp Art

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