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 Arman,  (1928 - 2005)
France

Cello Callipyge, 1973

Broken cello embedded in cement;
143 x 103 x 25 cm
Nouveau Réalisme

UID 102-20



Biography

Armand Pierre Fernandez born in Nice. In 1946 receives Baccalaureate in Philosophy and Mathematics from the Academy of France. Meets Yves Klein and Claude Pascal at a judo school in Nice. In admiration of Vincent Van Gogh, who signed only his first name on his paintings, they decide to give up their surnames. Until 1953 the three are strongly involved, spiritually and intellectually, with Zen Buddhism, Rosicrucianism, and Astrology. Collaborates with Klein on happenings. In 1958, the printer of a catalogue omits the "d" from his name, he decides to be known as Arman. 1959: makes his first sculptures: destruction, Poubelles (Garbage Bins) Accumulations. 1960: fills Galerie Iris Clert with garbage, creating Le Plein ("Full Up"). Signs a manifesto with artists of the Nouveau Réalisme and Critic/Art Historian Pierre Restany. Makes first visit to New York and is included in his first museum group exhibition, The Art of Assemblage at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1967 begins an "art-industry" collaboration with Renault, the French automobile manufacturer, which continues through the 1980's. Represents France at Expo '67 in Montreal. Exhibits at the XXXIV Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel, Germany, 1968. In 1969, traveling exhibition of Renault Accumulations opens at the Stedelijk Museum and tours throughout Europe. Decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite by the President of the Republic of France. In 1973 becomes a U.S. citizen, in the following year, first museum retrospective in the United States. Selected Works 1958-74, is held at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, and tours throughout the United States. In 1998 retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France.



Exhibitions

Arman sur béton
Galerie Bonnier, Switzerland
01-01-1973 ~ 31-12-1973

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Colecção Berardo - Arte Pop & Ca.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
19-04-2002 ~ 15-09-2002

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo)
The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Japan
06-11-2004 ~ 26-12-2004

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), Japan
26-07-2005 ~ 28-08-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Osaka)
Daimaru Museum, (Umeda, Osaka), Japan
19-01-2005 ~ 06-02-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Gunma)
The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma), Japan
19-02-2005 ~ 27-03-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Hiroshima)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
29-05-2005 ~ 10-07-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Nagoya)
Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
10-09-2005 ~ 30-10-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Kochi)
The Museum of Art (Kochi), Japan
03-04-2005 ~ 22-05-2005

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001


Bibliography

Arman

Arman sur béton
Published by Galerie Bonnier

Christie's, Contemporary Art, 1993
Published by Christie's

Colecção Berardo - Art Pop & Ca., 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742873

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Published by TBS Television, INC.







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