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UNESCO from the album Jean Arp

© Estate of Jean Arp / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

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Jean (Hans) Arp

French, born Germany, 1886-1966

UNESCO from the album Jean Arp, 1959

two-color serigraph, after an original drawing from 1959

Edition: 23/135

image area: 17 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches (43.81 x 33.97 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1964


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Screen print

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This is one of twelve lithographs Jean (Hans) Arp modeled after previous works as part of a process of revisiting his earlier compositions. He did this often, sometimes also exploring an image in sculptural form. The images in this album eloquently retain the details of the originals, further exemplifying that, for Arp, the simplest and most comprehensible means of visual expression center on line, area, form, and color.

Between 1952 and 1958, Arp executed several large-scale commissions, including a mural relief at the new headquarters of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in Paris, France. 

Label from Artists in Depth: Arp, Miró, Calder, March 25, 2011–April 15, 2012

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