o.T. (Violinbögen), Arman
Arman
o.T. (Violinbögen)
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Arman

o.T. (Violinbögen), 1968


Dimensions
90.0 x 90.0 x 7.5 cm
Physical Description
Violin bows in polyester in plexiglass box
Inventory Number
LGP 13
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf-Luther-Stiftung since 2013
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The violin bows assembled here look like grass in the wind. A close look reveals that they are of different makes and have been fixed upright and side by side in a Perspex case. Arranged in this way, the bows lose their effect as individual items, and an abstract structure is created which transforms the three-dimensional object into a panel painting. The collection and presentation of similar yet unique objects is the principle behind Arman's 'accumulations'. The objects come from ordinary set pieces from our living environment. Arman is one of the artists of Nouveau Réalisme, who from 1960 onwards prescribed a 'new approach to reality'.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
o.T. (Violinbögen) (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled (Violin Bows)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Violin bows in polyester in plexiglass box
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe der Adolf-Luther-Stiftung
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf-Luther-Stiftung since 2013

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 48C7311(+0) violin, fiddle (+ variant)

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Last update

24.11.2020