The catalogue, a cooperative project with Centre Pompidou in Paris, provides a unique overview of the artist’s complete oeuvre from the early 1950s to his late work in the 1990s.
Important pieces have been selected to represent Arman’s major work groups, beginning with the Cachets and Allures d’Objets, abstract stamp and object prints on paper and canvas from the latter half of the1950s. At the center of the publication are Arman’s provocative artistic reactions to the throwaway society, his famous Poubelles and Accumulations, in which he showcases discarded everyday goods and trash in glass and perspex boxes as objets d’art. Also on view are key works from the Coupes and Colères series, as well as from the Combustions and Inclusions, demonstrating the artist’s varied forms of engagement beginning in the 1960s with the theme of destruction, deconstruction and transformation of the accoutrements of our daily lives.
|Illustrations||with num. ills|
|Contributors||Umberto Eco, Michel Giroud et al.|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Museum Tinguely, Basel|