Arman, Untitled (Violon Brule I), 2004


Arman Untitled (Violon Brule I) 2004,

Signed Arman artwork, Untitled (Violon Brule I), 2004

Artist:Arman (1928 - 2005)

Title:Untitled (Violon Brule I), 2004

Medium:Cast bronze sculpture with black and brown patina

Image Size:26 7/16 in x 9 in x 7 in (67.2 cm x 22.9 cm x 17.8 cm)

Edition:Numbered in roman numerals from the edition of 30 with the stamp of the foundry, Bocquel, France; aside from the edition of 100 numbered in Arabic numerals.

Signature:This work has the incised signature by Fernandez Arman (Nice, 128 - New York, 2005) on the sculpture.

Condition:This work is in excellent condition.

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Displayed in a dramatic composition, Arman Untitled (Violon Brule I), 2004, depicts a burnt violin disintegrating before our eyes. Exposing the hollow interior of the instrument, Arman juxtaposes the elegant curves of the violin with the charred and jagged fragments ascending the topmost sculpture. Expressing that beauty can exist in aftermath of destruction, Untitled (Violon Brule I), 2004 utilizes contrast in content, form, and texture in an effect that is as haunting as it is stunning.

Created in 2004, this cast bronze sculpture with brown and black patina has the incised signature by Fernandez Arman  (Nice, 128 – New York, 2005) on the sculpture. Numbered in roman numerals from the edition of 30, with the stamp of the foundry, Bocquel, France, this work is aside from the edition of 100 numbered in Arabic numerals.

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Bronze sculptures, hand-knotted tapestries, color screenprints, and creative paintings
all speak to Arman’s fascination with form, music, and rhythm and his exploration
of culture.

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 Arman (1928-2005)

 Arman Biography

Armand Fernandez was a French born sculptor who settled in New York in 1963 and became an American citizen in 1972. Born in Nice in 1928, he learned oil painting and photography from his father, an antiques dealer. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and mathematics in 1946, Arman began studying at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Nice. He also started judo at a police school in Nice where he began lifelong friendships with Yves Klein and Claude Pascal. Completing his studies in 1949, Arman enrolled as a student at the École du Louvre in Paris, where he concentrated on the study of archaeology and oriental art.

Such vast interests likely influenced his artistic style that focused around the accumulation of vast quantities of the same objects. In 1957 he decided to be known by his first name only, and the form ‘Arman’ was adopted in 1958 as the result of a printer’s error on the cover of a catalogue. In the early 1960s Arman gained a reputation as one of the leading exponents of Nouveau Réalisme and he is best known for his assemblages of junk material.

In 1961, Arman made his debut in the United States, and during this period, he explored creation via destruction. The “Coupes” and the “Colères” featured sliced, burned, or smashed objects arranged on canvas, often using objects with a strong “identity” such as musical instruments (mainly violins and saxophones) or bronze statues. Arman passed away in 2005 leaving an incredibly accomplished list of accumulations.

Chilvers, Ian, Oxford Dictionary of 20th Century Art, Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 1998.

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