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Arman, Ali Baba, 2005

Artist: Arman (1928 - 2005)
Title:Ali Baba, 2005
Medium:Original relief sculpture of varnished iron mounted on wood multiple
Image:51 1/4 in x 41 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in (130.2 cm x 104.8 cm x 5.7cm)
Edition:Annotated 'EA I/IV' on the wood mount (aside from the edition of 8 and 2 hors commerce).
Signature:This work is hand signed by Fernandez Arman (Nice, 1928 - New York, 2005) in silver ink on the top of the wood mount.
Condition:This work is in good condition.
ID #w-2785
Price on Request

Historical Description

Highlighting the physical beauty of the violin, Arman aligns varnished, wooden violin covers against a black background. The violins, placed in linear fashion next to each other, create an undulating pattern that contributes to an overall rhythmical effect. The piece is not entirely geometric; while Arman stacks the violins neatly next to each other, they are not entirely proportional. Some tilt slightly to the side while others are placed the tiniest bit higher or lower than their their neighbors. This subtle differentiation adds a sense of uniqueness to the piece adds a hint of animation, as if the motion utilized to play these violins captured within the instruments themselves. The glossy surface of the violins captures the light, encouraging viewer interaction with this sculptural work. This piece represents Arman's long held fascination with the violin, for the artist adeptly captures both the solidity of the instrument and the emotional range of the music which it produces.

Created in 2005, this original relief sculpture of varnished iron mounted on wood multiple is hand-signed by Fernandez Arman(Nice, 1928 - New York, 2005) in silver ink on the top of the wood mount and annotated 'EA I/IV' on the wood mount (aside from the edition of 8 and 2 hors commerce).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Arman Ali Baba, 2005 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 work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is displayed in a complimentary black moulding.

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