Jean (Hans) Arp

French, born Germany, 1886-1966

Constellation from the album Jean Arp

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

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Constellation from the album Jean Arp, 1959

Artwork Details


five-color serigraph, after an original collage from 1922




image area: 17 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches (43.4975 x 31.115 cm)

Collection Buffalo AKG Art Museum


Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1964

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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.

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

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