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Arman, Untitled, 2003

Artist: Arman (1928 - 2005)
Title:Untitled, 2003
Medium:Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on board multiple
Image:58 1/2 in x 39 in (148.6 cm x 99.1 cm)
Sheet:59 1/2 in x 40 in (151.1 cm x 101.6 cm)
Framed:approx. 68 1/2 in x 48 3/4 in (174 cm x 123.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 99 in acrylic on verso.
Signature:This work hand-signed by Fernandez Arman (Nice, 1928 – New York, 2005) in acrylic paint in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5254
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Historical Description

Displayed in a grand scale and stunning composition, Untitled, 2003, is a truly exquisite example of Arman’s most celebrated theme, the violin. Executed in royal blue and black acrylic, Arman repeats the silhouette of the violin in a raised relief of papier-mâché against a ground of hazy yellow. The artist’s long-held fascination with the instrument manifests throughout his oeuvre, often utilizing the shape and symbol as an expressive subject, displaced from its everyday meaning, usually through an image of destruction. In this instance, we do not find the violin inflicted with the same destructive expression. The idealized and feminine form of the violin is celebrated and embraced, and the musicality of the object, unearthed through its rhythmic duplication.

Created in 2003, this acrylic paint and papier-mâché on board multiple is hand-signed by Fernandez Arman (Nice, 1928 – New York, 2005) in acrylic paint in the lower right, and numbered from the edition of 99 in acrylic on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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