Jean Arp, Figure of a Bird

Artist: Jean Arp (1887 - 1966)
Title:Figure of a Bird
Medium:Original bronze sculpture on Perspex base
Image Size:HEIGHT: 8 11/16 in (22.1 cm) x WIDTH: 5 3/4 in (14.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 on the head of the bird.
Signature:Inscribed 'ARP' on the bird's head.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3274

Historical Description

This exquisite sculpture conveys an abstract bird, caught in mid flight. Resting upon a clear Perspex base, this sculpture relays the illusion that the bird is floating in air. The brilliant bronze sheen of this bird captures the light, drawing the viewer in. The bird's wings and tail appear disproportionately small to its large head and beak, as if it is being weighed down towards the ground despite its suspended state. The viewer can almost imagine this bird's wings as a hand, reaching out towards the viewer, further drawing the viewer in to this intriguing work.

This original bronze sculpture on Perspex base is inscribed 'ARP | 74/100' on the head of the bird.