Arman FERNANDEZ

BIOGRAPHY

Arman was in fact born Armand Pierre Fernandez in Nice, France, in 1928. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Nice and at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1961 and became an American citizen in 1973.

His work aimed at critiquing consumerism, waste, and mass production. During a career that spanned five decades, he had over 600 solo-exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 1991 and at Jeu de Paume in 1998, as well as public art commissions such as Long Term Parking (1982) in Jouy-en-Josas, France and Hope For Peace (1995) in Beirut, Lebanon. His work is included in many esteemed collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou.

TECHNIQUE

 

Best known for his unique style of found-object sculpture, he was a founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, Arman was a multidisciplinary talent, most renowned for his Accumulation and Poubelle sculptures. Two distinct strategies, the Accumulations are assemblages of identical objects, often suspended in resin or staged in Plexiglas boxes, while the Poubelles are arranged collections of trash and other refuse. 

ARTWORKS
Arman FERNANDEZ

VIOLON VENISE

Bronze

73 x 30 x 12 cm
28.7 x 11.8 x 4.7 in

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Table MALI (blue, black and silver)

Decorative table with blue and black flowings

100 x 126 cm
39.4 x 49.6 in

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Violon Double

Bronze

70 x 50 x 9 cm
27.6 x 19.7 x 3.5 in

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Sans Titre, 2000

Bronze

57 x 50 x 65 cm
22.4 x 19.7 x 25.6 in

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TABLE PINCEAUX

Bronze

34 x 153 x 100 cm
13.4 x 60.2 x 39.4 in

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REFORMULA ONE, 2005

Bronze

48 x 30 x 12 cm
18.9 x 11.8 x 4.7 in

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TABLE (RED AND BLUE)

Bronze

34 x 126 x 100 cm
13.4 x 49.6 x 39.4 in

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