ARMAN ARMAN

Art Brokerage: Arman American Artist: b. 1928-2005. Artist Arman, Armand Fernandez - American sculptor and collector of French birth. Arman lived in Nice until 1949, studying there at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs from 1946 and in 1947. In 1949 he moved to Paris, where he studied at the Ecole du Louvre. Arman changed his name in accordance with a printing error in 1958. Arman stopped using his surname in 1947. Armans' work, which by the late 1950s had moved away from traditional painting and sculpture in flavor of the objects. Arman piled up rubbish and scrap, modifying their meaning. The objects used by Arman were extremely diverse, but they were always familiar things collected in considerable quantities. Among those Arman favored were those deriving from domestic consumption, such as coffee grinders and beer glasses, as well as musical instruments. From the mid-1960s Arman made numerous visits to New York, and Arman soon came to regard the USA as his second home, taking American citizenship in 1972. Listings wanted.

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