TEFAF Online - 2021
8 September 2021
Jean (Hans) Arp, 1887-1966
Die Menschen Gleichen den Fliegen. Figures Resemble People Flying.
Watercolour over-painting on woodcut printed forms in blue-grey and black. 1963. With the Arp stamp signature on the reverse – used as the Arp Estate stamp. Also annotated with the title on the reverse in pencil (by the estate). Also annotated and dated by the Estate ‘1963/4’ – watercoloured version no 4’. A unique work – no edition (see note below).
Note: The blocks for this work were cut by Arp in 1963. The first impressions were of the black and blue-grey forms alone with no further colours. Arp then used a few of these two-tone impressions as a basis from which to work-up fully developed watercolour images with the marvellous floating and swirling patterns of colour of his early 1960’s paintings, as here. (This is version no 4 of the watercoloured works – each totally different). These works remained largely unsold by him and a few, like this one, were sold from the estate with the signature and estate stamp on the reverse, as here.
(Note: There were also unsigned and unstamped impressions of the central forms only (in an edition of 380) which were used by the Galerie Beyeler in 1963/64 as a New Year greeting. These impressions are on small sheets with a central cross-fold.)
Ref: Wilhelm Arntz – Arp The Graphic Work no 241.
Excellent fresh colours on cream textured watercolour paper. Faintest trace of previous mounting but the sheet original and not restored. Sheet: 320 x 230mm.
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