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Hans (Jean) Arp

Small Venus of Meudon


Hans (Jean) Arp
Strasbourg 1886 – Basel 1966


Small Venus of Meudon




Bronze, edition of 5


48.5 x 11.8 x 9.7 cm


Cast Georges Rudier, Paris


David R. Morrice Bequest, inv. 1981.18a-b


Western Art

This small edition of a 1956 sculpture exemplifies the artist’s quest for a symbiosis of poetic abstraction and the representation of the human figure. The bulbous shapes are seamlessly connected in this purely inventive and elegant form. The sculpture’s verticality and sensuous line evoke the pure beauty essential to the very being of Venus.

© Estate of Hans (Jean) Arp / SOCAN (2022)

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