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Jean Arp (1886 – 1966) sculpted, painted, wrote poetry and created abstract art – a well-rounded and skilled German-French artist. Born Jean Arp to a French mother and German father, Arp referred to himself when speaking in German as "Hans." Jean Arp moved back and forth between Germany and France during his art studies, and even escaped to neutral Switzerland during World War I.

In Switzerland, Jean “Hans” Arp, Max Ernst and Alfred Grunwald founded the Dada movement, which promoted anti-war politics through visual arts, literature and graphic design. Through his art, Arp, Marcel Duchamp and other Dadaism founders were able to reject the modern norms of art and show their disdain for the war.

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Jean Arp original etching for Paroles Peintes Jean Hans Arp original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich impression with plate tone, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The plate size is 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (272 x 210 mm) and the full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$750.00
Jean Arp original original woodcut "Soleil Recercle" | Dada art Jean Hans Arp original woodcut "Soleil Recercle" | Dada art

Medium: original color woodcut. A magnificent and richly inked impression on BFK Rives wove paper from the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Soleil Recerclé", published in Paris in 1966 by Louis Broder. This is one of the 110 unsigned impressions printed (from a total edition of 185). The total sheet measures 19 x 15 inches (480 x 385mm). The image measures 12 x 9 1/2 inches (304 x 240mm). In excellent condition, with the exception of a bump to the corner of the sheet (not affecting the image). Not signed. A lucky find of this rare piece!

$650.00
Jean Arp original linocut Constellations 1938 XXe Siecle Jean Hans Arp original linocut "Constellations" 1938 1st edition

Medium: original linoleum cut. A nice impression on wove paper, published in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle issue No. 4. Sheet size 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 248 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is a bump to the bottom left corner of the sheet. There are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet -- this is from the publisher's original binding staples, and also serves to demonstrate the provenance of this piece. Note: a later edition was also issued by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition. The definitive way to tell is that the original first edition has the pinholes in the margin (glue was used for later issues of XXe Siecle rather than staples). Also, the later edition has a text inscription printed on back; the original has no text on the back.

$650.00
Jean Arp original woodcut, 1947 Jean Hans Arp original woodcut "Before the Battle of Hastings"

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in Paris by Mourlot and published by Pierre à Feu and Maeght Editeur for the Marcel Duchamp / André Breton project Surréalisme en 1947. Issued in a limited edition of 999. Size: 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (232 x 200 mm). Not signed.

$350.00
Jean Arp original woodcut, 1947 Jean Hans Arp original woodcut "After the Battle of Hastings"

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in Paris by Mourlot and published by Pierre à Feu and Maeght Editeur for the Marcel Duchamp / André Breton project Surréalisme en 1947. Issued in a limited edition of 999. Size: 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (232 x 200 mm). Not signed.

$350.00
Jean Arp serigraph Jean Hans Arp serigraph

Medium: serigraph (after the original). Issued in 1969 in an edition of 420 for "Correspondances", published by Editions des Nouvelles Images a Lombreuil, Loiret. This magnificent, rich impression on BFK Rives wove paper was printed in Paris by serigrapher Robert Guige. The image is 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches (270 x 200 mm) and the full sheet measures 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (325 x 250 mm). Not signed. Rare.

$300.00
Jean Arp pochoir, 1956 Jean Hans Arp 1956 pochoir "Configuration"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed by pochoir master Daniel Jacomet in 1956 for XXe Siecle (issue number 6 "Le papier colle du Cubisme a nos jours"), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 245 mm). Not signed.

$250.00
Jean Arp original lithograph, 1962 Jean Hans Arp original lithograph, 1962

Medium: original lithograph. This original Jean Hans Arp lithograph was issued in 1962 for the deluxe art revue XXe Siecle (issue No. 19), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/8 x 9 inches (308 x 230 mm). Not signed.

Condition: the edges of the sheet have been trimmed.

$200.00
Jean Arp original lithograph, 1951 Jean Hans Arp original lithograph, 1951

Medium: original lithograph. Printed on smooth wove paper, this original Jean Hans Arp lithograph was issued in 1951 for the hard-to-find XXe Siecle (issue No. 1), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (314 x 242 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is foxing and age-toning to the paper.

$200.00
Jean Arp original woodcut for Derriere le Miroir Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1950

Medium: original woodcut. Executed for the front cover of Derriere le Miroir (No. 33) in 1950, and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 280 mm); with text printed above the woodcut and on back of the sheet, as issued (the text shows through slightly). Signed in text with the printed letters ARP, not hand-signed.

$200.00
Jean Arp silkscreen Place selon les lois du hasard Hard Edge Art Jean Hans Arp silkscreen "Place selon les lois du hasard"

Medium: serigraph / silkscreen. The title translates to "Place According to the Laws of Chance". Published in 1964 by Galerie Denise Rene, of Paris, for the rare exhibition catalogue "Hard Edge". Jean (Hans) Arp was one of several artists who contributed original silkscreens for this project (after their own paintings). It was printed by the Imprimerie Mazarine on a sheet of thin wove paper without margins, and then tipped onto a support sheet (attached along the top edge). Image size: 7 x 5 7/8 inches (190 x 150mm). Not signed.

$200.00
Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1949 Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1949

Medium: original woodcut. Issued in a limited edition of 995 and published in Paris in 1949 by Maeght for "L'Art Abstrait", a rare volume investigating the origins and theory of abstract art. Printed on wove paper, the full sheet measures 9 x 7 7/8 inches (230 x 200 mm). Not signed.

$150.00
Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1949 Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1949

Medium: original woodcut. Issued in a limited edition of 995 and published in Paris in 1949 by Maeght for "L'Art Abstrait", a rare volume investigating the origins and theory of abstract art. Printed on wove paper, the full sheet measures 9 x 7 7/8 inches (230 x 200 mm). Not signed.

$150.00
Jean Arp original woodcut for Derriere le Miroir Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1950

Medium: original woodcut. Executed for the back cover of Derriere le Miroir (No. 33) in 1950, and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 280 mm); with text on verso, as issued (the text shows through slightly). Signed in text with the printed letters ARP, not hand-signed.

$150.00
Jean Arp serigraph Mountain, Table, Anchors, Navel Jean Hans Arp "Mountain, Table, Anchors, Navel" serigraph with cut-outs

Medium: silkscreen with cut-outs (after the oil on cardboard with cut-outs). This interesting piece (photographed here against a white background) features die-cut empty space, representing the table and anchors. Published in New York in 1958 for a Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue, there is a printed text inscription 4mm beneath the image (enough space to mat over and leave margins on all sides). Image size: 7 1/2 x 6 inches (190 x 152mm). Not signed.

$100.00
Jean Arp pochoir Berggruen 1955 Jean Hans Arp pochoir "Dessin dechire"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed in Paris by the atelier of Daniel Jacomet, and published in 1955 by Berggruen. The image measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (110 x 85 mm). There is another Jean Arp composition printed on the back of the sheet, as issued. Not signed.

$50.00
   
 

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