Untitled (Destroyed Double Bass), Arman
Arman
Untitled (Destroyed Double Bass)
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Arman

Untitled (Destroyed Double Bass), 1968


Dimensions
200.0 x 160.0 x 21.0 cm
Physical Description
Bass fiddle in polyester in plexiglass box
Inventory Number
LGP 16
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf-Luther-Stiftung since 2013
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

In his so-called outbursts of anger ('colères'), Arman would saw through, shatter and burn everyday objects, such as musical instruments, clocks and household effects. He then reassembled the remains of his aggressive work process and preserved it in a Perspex case. These works contrast with another series of works by the artist: his 'accumulations', which consist of ordered arrangements of similar yet individual objects. What interested Arman in these two contrasting approaches was the cycle of production, consumption and destruction.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Destroyed Double Bass)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Bass fiddle 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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 48C7312 viola, violoncello; double bass
  • 58AA1 Destruction

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Last update

02.12.2020