Arman, Pâte de Vere Figure (Venus de Milo) Entitled Tranchlucide

Artist: Arman (1928 - 2005)
Title:Pâte de Vere Figure (Venus de Milo) Entitled Tranchlucide
Medium:Blue colored glass
Image:DIMENSIONS: 25 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 in (63.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 20.3 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 99.
Signature:This work is inscribed ‘Arman’ on the base.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-8030
$30,000 $25,000

Historical Description

Arman Pâte de Vere Figure (Venus de Milo) Entitled Tranchlucide is a fascinating sculpture distinct in its color and form. At a glance, the work clearly depicts a nude female body directly inspired by the famed Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. She stands in the contrapposto pose, commonly associated with Greek sculptures. Arman thus appropriates a renowned traditional style and transforms it into a work of innovative modern sculptural abstraction. Every portion of her body is carefully sliced and stacked, creating a form that appears to move and vibrate despite its stagnant pose. Such deconstructed and sliced sculptures constitute a significant portion of Arman’s oeuvre. Furthermore, the image appears almost as a visual illusion, subtly manipulating the ways viewers perceive space, dimension and form. From every angle, the work offers the viewer a unique arrangement of deconstructed layers. As such, this sculpture transforms a classical art object into a beautifully repurposed readymade. The work is composed entirely in a translucent cloudy blue hue, emphasizing the dreaminess and surrealistic quality of the work. This sculpture perfectly encapsulates the essence of Arman’s unique creativity and innovative style.

Created in Nancy, France, Arman Pâte de Vere Figure (Venus de Milo) Entitled Tranchlucide is a blue colored glass sculpture realized by Daum Nancy studios in collaboration with Arman (1928 - 2005). This work is inscribed ‘Arman’ on the base and is from the edition of 99.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Arman Pâte de Vere Figure (Venus de Milo) Entitled Tranchlucide is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.