Jean Arp

Jean Arp : Poupees

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The book assembles for the first time on this scale a certain part of Arp's production of the 1950s and 60s, his papiers découpés, cut-out papers, which were not fixed to a support, but stored by the artist in boxes and folders. Today they form the contents of drawers from a draftsman's cabinet in the Fondazione Marguerite Arp, based in Arp's last home and studio in Locarno-Solduno. On the one hand we find biomophic, 'free' forms which had a specific function in the creative process, in that they could be made into collages or could serve as a basis for prints, reliefs or occasionally sculptures. On the other hand there are forms that Arp called Poupées, a clearly defined group of doll-shaped, symmetrical figures: in their myriad variations but also in the repetition of the same theme, these forms are so striking and so numerous that they constitute a distinct formal category in the artist's mature work.
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  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 206 x 250 x 16mm | 639.56g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English, Italian
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 110 illustrations, 104 in colour
  • 3865218075
  • 9783865218070
  • 2,036,393

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