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  • Êtres de neige

    1987 - 1988

    Pencils and acrylic on canvas

    180 x 210 cm

  • Demi-format

    1971

    Cut camera in polyester and plexiglas

    25 x 25 x 6,2 cm

  • Cendres musicales

    1979

    Burnt violin in resin

    68.5 x 29.5 x 7 cm

Armand Pierre Fernandez, known as Arman (Nice, 1928 – New York, 2005) was a French painter and sculptor. He studied at the École Nationale des Arts Decoratifs in Nice, where he met Yves Klein, and then he enrolled in the École du Louvre in Paris. Arman’s paintings were traditional until the early ’50’s, but soon after this period he experimented a detachment and he created artworks applying “stamps” or “cachets” on paper. In the early ’60’s, after moving to the United States, his artistic style underwent another change, putting destroyed objects in his works. In 1960, he was a co-founder of the New Realism (Nouveau Réalisme), the artistic movement that represents the man through everyday objects. His particular achievements turned out to be expressive of the gear of consumerism, through the accumulation of identical items placed on the canvas in a geometric way, with order and elegance. This intersection between the canvas and the objects made Arman both a sculptor and a painter. He used to present himself as “un peintre qui fait de la sculpture” (a painter who does sculpture).