ARP J77009 Menschliche Konkretion auf ovaler Schale / Concrétion humaine sur une coupe (Human Concretion on Oval Bowl)

Hans Arp

Photo: Hans Arp

Hans Arp is a familiar figure of classical Modernism and was a key contributor in the development of Dada and Surrealism in the early twentieth century. Focusing his attention on everyday objects, Arp created his own unique ‘object language’ using a nonsensical vocabulary: plate, fork, knife, clock, tie, moustache, lips, breasts. With a playful hand he juggled the dominant art currents of the early twentieth century, combining seemingly contradictory geometric and organic formal idioms with the artistic ‘-isms’ of his epoch.

Turning his back on the increasingly modernized turn-of-the-century society, Arp created biomorphic works whose organic, amoeboid forms highlighted his fascination with the physiological processes of procreation, growth and death, and counteracted the rectilinear structures of Cubism. Arp studied the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds for inspiration, documenting the evolution of an imaginary world. Combined with his late bronze sculptures from the 1950s, these works sought to give form to natural forces – clotting, hardening, congealing and fusing – all of which were symbols of eternal cycles in nature for Arp.

Born in Strasbourg, France in 1886 Arp was raised bilingual, French and German, and additionally Alsatian, which was fundamental for his work. After studying at Ecole des Arts et Metiers, Kunstschule Weimar and Académie Julian, Paris he co-founded the Swiss Artists association ‘Der Moderne Bund’ and the Dada movement in Zurich. Arp participated the first Surrealist exhibition in 1925 in Paris alongside Klee, Picasso and many others. In the 1930s, the Zurich-based art historian Carola Giedion-Welcker recognized the relevance of Arp’s vision of nature, and saw in his works the ‘invisible made visible, the search for a visual language capable of capturing the spiritual realms beyond the world of appearances.’ Arp’s innovative and influential practice prefigured the Fluxus movement, inspired artists such as Anthony Caro and Joan Miró, and made way for the great contemporary performance artists.

His first major solo exhibition in the USA was shown in 1949. Arp was awarded the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1954. In the 1960s he received the Stephan Lochner Medal, the GrandPrix National des Arts and the German Federal Cross of Merit. The first Arp retrospective was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1958. Although his later practice is often overlooked, Arp continued producing sculpture and poetry in a continuation of the Dada tradition until his death in 1966, during which time he built up an incredible body of work.


Born Strasbourg, France, 1886


Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, France 1904
Kunstschule Weimar, Germany, 1905
Académie Julian, Paris, France, 1908

Died Basel, Switzerland, 1966

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Nasher Sculpture Center, 'The Nature of Arp: Sculptures, Reliefs, Works on Paper', Dallas TX
Landes-Stiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Sammlung Arp 2018. Rendez-vous des Amis. Kurt Schwitters und Hans Arp', Remagen, Germany

2017 Kröller Müller Museum, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Otterlo, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Turner Contemporary, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Margate, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Nationalmuseum Poznan in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Hans Arp e.V., 'A-Geometric. Hans Arp and Poland ', Poznan, Poland

2016 Hauser & Wirth, Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Landesstiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Sie sind Vorläufer, Propheten einer neuen Zeit. Die Sammlung Arp', Remagen, Germany
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 'Hans Arp', Winterthur, Switzerland
Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, 'ZweiKlang. Sophie Taueber und Hans Arp', Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

2015 Georg Kolbe Museum in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp. Der Nabel der Avantgarde', Berlin, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Sammlung Arp 2015. Zweiklang. Rendez-vous des amis: Sophie Taeuber – Hans Arp, Remagen, Germany

2014 Gerhard-Marcks-Haus Bremen, 'Nach der Natur.
Strategien der Natur in der zeitgenössischen Bildhauerei', Bremen, Germany
Landesstiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Der MAX ist da ! Rendez-vous des Amis.
100 Jahre Künstlerfreundschaft Hans Arp und Max Ernst', Remagen, Germany
Max Ernst Museum, 'Seine Augen trinken alles, Max Ernst, Kunst und Kultur am Vorabend des ersten Weltkriegs', Brühl, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Chance – Form – Language (and a Franzwestigation)', London, England
Max Ernst Museum, 'Der Arp ist da. 100 Jahre Freundschaft Hans Arp Max Ernst', Brühl, Germany
Museo d’Arte, 'Jean Arp – Osvaldo Licini e il contesto internationale', Lugano, Switzerland
Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, 'Augen auf. Thomas Mann und die bildende Kunst',
Lübeck, Germany
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 'Love Letters (1870–1930) ', Gent, Belgium
Vitra Design Museum, 'Alvar Aalto – Second Nature', Weil am Rhein, Germany

2013 Galerie Kicken Berlin, 'Hans Arp und Constantin Brancusi', Berlin, Germany
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, '1914. Die Avantgarden im Kampf', Bonn, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, 'Inventing Abstraction', New York NY
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 'Matrix. Das Textile in Kunst und Kunsthandwerk von Gustav Klimt bis Chiharu Shiota', Wolfsburg, Germany

2012 Wilhelm Hack-Museum, 'Punkt. System', Ludwigshafen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Ovi Bimba', Zurich, Switzerland
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Wolkenpumpe', Remagen, Germany
Luxembourg and Dayan, 'Arp is Art', London, Great Britain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Encounters with the 1930's', Madrid, Spain

2011 Chinati Foundation, 'Jean Arp', Marfa TX
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Organic Sculpture - Biomorphe Formen.
 Hans Arp im Dialog mit zeitgenössischen Künstlerpositionen', Remagen, Germany
Kunstmuseum Luzern, 'Der Moderne Bund', Luzern, Switzerland
Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, 'Arp Brancusi', New York NY
Galerie Thomas, 'Hans Arp. Schwelllenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich, Germany

2010 Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.V., 'Schnittstelle / Muster', Bonn, Germany
Centre Pompidou, 'Subversion des images', Paris, France [travelled to: Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain]
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Path to Abstraction – 1867 to 1917', Sydney, Australia

2009 Gerhard Marcks Haus, 'Daphne: Mythos und Metamorphose', Bremen, Germany
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

2008 Castello Visconteo, 'Hans Arp: Poupées, Casorella', Locarno, Switzerland
Fritz Winter-Stiftung, Bavarian State Painting Collection, 'Hans Arp und Fritz Winter. Dialog ohne Begegnung', Munich, Germany
Henry Moore Institute, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Leeds, England [travelled to: Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Holland; Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen, Germany]
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Art is Arp', Strasbourg, France [travelled to: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany]
Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

2007 Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Remagen, Germany
Museum Liner, 'Hans Arp – Poupées', Appenzell, Switzerland

2006 National Gallery of Art, 'Dada', Washington D.C.
Museo Correr, 'Arp. Jean e Sophie. Dada e oltre', Venice, Italy

2005 Museum of Modern Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum', Hayama, Japan [travelled to: Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan,
Okazaki City Museum,
Japan, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Japan]
Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank, 'Arp ist da! Skulpturen, Reliefs, Arbeiten auf Papier von Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany
Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'L'action restreinte. L'art moderne selon Mallarmé', Nantes, France
Centre Georges Pompidou 'Dada', Paris, France

2004 Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'Arp. L'invention de la forme', Bruxelles, Belgium
Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Schwitters Arp', Basel, Switzerland
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Monocromos. De Malevich al presente', Madrid, Spain

2003 Museum Liner und Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, 'Aspekte der Sammlung Arp-Hagenbach', Appenzell, Switzerland
Casa Rusca, 'Hans Arp. Astrazione e figurazione. Opere degli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta', Locarno, Switzerland

2002 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp Albers. Rencontre de deux amis', Paris, France

2001 Fundació Juan Miró, 'Jean Arp. Invenció de formes', Barcelona, Spain
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 'Denise René, l'intrépide. Une galerie dans l'aventure de l'art abstrait. 1944 –1978', Paris, France

2000 Casa Rusca, 'Arp e le avanguardie nelle collezioni della Città di Locarno', Locarno, Switzerland

1999 Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, 'Hans Arp. Korrespondenz der Formen', Schleswig, Germany

1998 Museo della Permanente, 'Arp e l'Avanguardia', Milan, Italy
Château de Villeneuve, 'Arp et ses amis', Vence, France

1997 Landesmuseum, 'Hans Arp 1886 –1966. Ankäufe des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz', Mainz, Germany

1995 Henri Moore Institute, 'Arp – Reliefs', Leeds, Great Britain

1994 Museum Würth, 'Arp', Künzelsau, Germany
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 'Hans Arp', Nuremberg, Germany

1993 Galleria d'arte Narcisso, 'Jean Arp', Turin, Italy

1991 Museum Ludwig, 'Hans Arp - Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne, Germany

1990 Musée Pouchkine, 'Hans Arp', Moscow, Russia

1988 Museum für Neue Kunst, 'Ich bin der grosse Derdiedas: Druckgraphik und Zeichnungen von Hans Arp', Freiburg, Germany

1987 Galerie Neher, 'Hans Arp', Essen, Germany
Akademie der Künste, 'Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany

1986 Württembergischer Kunstverein , 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Stuttgart, Germany [travelled to: Musée d'art moderne de Strasbourg, France, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN, Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA]

1985 Galleria d'Arte Niccoli, 'Jean Arp, Opere dal 1918 al 1964', Parma, Italy
Museo Español de Arte contemporaneo, 'Jean Arp. Esculturas, relieves, obra sobre papel, tapices', Madrid, Spain

1984 Museo d'Arte, 'Arp in Ticino', Mendrisio, Switzerland
The Contemporary Art Gallery, 'Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Fondation Arp, 'Die Gipsplastiken von Hans Arp', Clamart, France

1983 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 'Jean Arp. Le temps des papiers déchirés', Paris, France
National Gallery of Art, 'Jean Arp. The Dada Reliefs', Washington D.C.

1982 Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Hans Arp. Nach dem Gesetz des Zufalls geordnet', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Elke Dröscher, 'Hans Arp', Hamburg, Germany

1981 Galerie Sapone, 'Jean Arp', Nice, France

1980 Galleria Pieter Coray, 'Jean Arp sculture', Lugano, Switzerland

1978 Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, 'Arp. Les reliefs', Saint-Etienne, France

1977 The Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp on Paper', New York NY [travelled to: McNay Art Institute, San Antonio TX, University of California Art Museum, Berkeley CA]

1976 Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Munster, Germany [travelled to: Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany, Nijmeegs Museum, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Galerie Elke Dröscher, Hamburg, Germany, Galerie Brusbergn, Hanover, Germany, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria, Thurn and Taxispalais, Salzburg, Austria]
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Jean Arp', New York NY

1975 Centre de Sculpture Contemporaine, 'Jean Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Museum Haus Lange, 'Hans Arp', Krefeld, Germany

1974 Galleria Il Segno, 'Jean Arp', Rome, Italy
Galerie Denise René, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Paris, France

1973 Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'Jean Arp', Le Havre, France
Galerie Jean Chauvelin, 'Arp. Collages', Paris, France

1972 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galerie La Rose des Vents, 'Jean Arp', Vich, Switzerland
Galerie Mélisa, 'Jean Arp', Lausanne, Switzerland

1971 Galleria II Collezionista d'Arte Contemporanea, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Rome, Italy [travelled to: Galeria Narcisco, Turin, Italy, Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, Italy]
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'An Arp Garden of Marbles and Bronzes', New York NY

1970 Vismara Arte Contemporaneon, 'Jean Arp', Milan, Italy
Galleria Notizie, 'Arp', Turin, Italy
Galeria René Metras, 'Jean Arp', Barcelona, Spain [travelled to: Galeria Velasco, Madrid, Spain]
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland

1968 Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Dominion Gallery, 'Jean Arp', Montréal CA
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp: Reliefs', Basel, Switzerland

1967 Ancienne douane, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

1966 Kunstverein Hamburg und Württembergischer Kunstverein, 'Hans Arp', Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie im Erkern, 'Hans Arp', St Gallen, Switzerland
Castello Visconti, 'Donazione Jean Arp', Locarno, Switzerland

1965 Chalette Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy

1964 Brook Street Gallery, 'Arp', London, England
Dom Galerie, 'Arp', Cologne, Germany

1963 Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp 23 – 63', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy

1962 Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Bern, Switzerland [travelled to: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark, Tate Gallery, London, England]
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp: drawings and collages', New York NY
Galerie du Perron, 'Hommage à Jean-Hans Arp', Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Zeichnungen, Collagen und Gouachen', Basel, Switzerland

1961 Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp: Dessins, Collages, Poupées', Paris, France

1960 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp, sculptures et tapisseries récentes', Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, 'Arp', Amsterdam, Netherlands

1959 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp: dessins', Paris, France
Galerie Artek, 'Arp', Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Hans Arp: Graphik 1912 – 1956', Bern, Switzerland

1958 Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp: Retrospective', New York NY
Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Retrospective', Paris, France
Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany

1957 Musée de l'Art Wallon, 'Arp', Brussells, Belgium
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp', Basel, Switzerland

1955 Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp', Paris, France
Galerie Berggruen, 'Arp: Collages', Paris, France

1954 Curt Valentin Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Pavillon Français, Biennale de Venise, 'Arp', Venice, Italy

1951 Galerie La Hune, 'Arcadie d'Arp', Paris, France

1950 Galerie Maeght, 'Arp', Paris, France

1949 Curt Valentin-Buchholz Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY

1944 Art of this Century, 'Arp', New York NY

1937 Putzel Gallery, 'Jean Arp', San Francisco CA

1934 John Becker Gallery, '15 gouaches by Hans Arp', New York NY

1930 Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 'Arp: Papiers déchirés', Paris, France

1929 Galerie Goemans, 'Arp', Paris, France

1928 Galerie L'Epoque, 'Hans Arp', Brussells, Belgium
Galerie Le Centaure, 'Hans Arp', Brussells, Belgium

1927 Galerie Surréaliste, 'Arp', Paris, France



2014 Heynen, Julian (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Chance Form Language', Berlin: Distanz, 2014

2012 Dankbar, Melanie, Steiner, Juri, 'Hans Arp. Ovi Bimba', Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012
Hartog, Arie (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Skulpturen. Eine Bestandsaufnahme', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2012 (cat. rais.)

2011 Galerie Thomas (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Schwellenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich: Galerie Thomas, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Kornhoff, Oliver (ed.), 'Biomorph! Hans Arp in a dialogue with current positions in art', Cologne: Snoeck, Remagen: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2007 Suter, Rudolf, 'Hans Arp. Weltbild und Kunstauffassung im Spätwerk. Vol. 424, Series XXVIII,
Europäische Hochschulschriften Reihe'. Bern/Frankfurt am Main/New York: Lang, 2007
Hüben, Rainer, Scotti, Roland (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Poupées', Goettingen: Steidl, 2007
Gallwitz, Klaus, 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Düsseldorf: Richter Verlag, 2007 (exh. cat.)

2006 Robertson, Eric, 'Arp - Painter Poet Sculptor', New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2006

2005 Dr. Stecker, Raimund, von Asten, Astrid (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Works from the Collection of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Tokyo: The Tokyo Shimbun, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2003 Krupp, Walburga, Lucke, Brigitte, Lulinska, Agnieszka, 'Hans Arp - Sophie Taeuber-Arp: exploracions mutues', Palma de Mallorca: Fundacio Sa Nostra/Ambit, 2003

1997 Dülpers, Juliane, 'Voulez-vous voler avec moi. Eine Studie zur französischsprachigen Dichtung Hans Arps. Vol. 2. Bonner Romantische Arbeiten', Frankfurt a. M./New York: P. Lang, 1997

1996 Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp (ed.), 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Rolandseck: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1996
Gohr, Siegfried, Gronert, Stefan, Lulinska, Agnieszka + [et al.], 'Hans Arp. Sophie Taeuber Arp', Ostfildern: Hatje, 1996

1995 Schramm, Uwe, 'Der Raumbegriff bei Hans Arp. Vol. 2, Interpretation und Vermittlung', Münster: Lit Verlag, 1995

1994 Faucherau, Serge, 'Arp', Recklinghausen: Verlag Aurel Bongers, 1994
Weber, Sylvia, 'Arp. Anlässlich der Ausstellung Hans Arp. Eine Übersicht. Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1912 bis 1965', Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1991 Gohr, Siegfried, Kolberg, G., 'Hans Arp. Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 1991
Wegener, Maria, Werner, Wolfgang (eds.), 'Hans Arp. 1886-1965. Dada Art Concret', Breme: Graphisches Kabinett/Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, 1991
Fraenger, Wilhelm, Schmidt, Werner, Seuphor, Michel + [et al.], 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp. Besonderheiten eines Zweiklangs', Dresden: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Albertinum, 1991

1989 Andreotti, Margherita, 'The Early Sculpture of Arp. Ann Arbor', London: UMI Research Press, 1989

1988 Watts, Harriett, 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Die Elemete der Bilder und der Bücher', Wolfenbüttel: Herzug August Bibliothek, 1988

1983 Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 2: Critique/Kritik', London: Grand & Cutler, 1983 (cat. rais.)

1981 Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 1: Ecrits/Dichtung', London: Grand & Cutler, 1981
Rau, Bernd, 'Hans Arp. The Reliefs: Catalogue of the Complete Works' [with an introduction by Michel Seuphor], New York: Rizzoli, 1981 (cat. rais.)

1980 Arntz, Wilhelm F., 'Das graphische Werk 1912–1966', The Hague: G. Arntz Winter, 1980 (cat. rais.)

1978 Poley, Stefanie, 'Hans Arp - Die Formensprache im plastischen Werk', Teil C: Katalog der unveröffentlichten Plastiken, Ostfildern-Ruit: G. Hatje, 1978 (cat. rais.)

1973 Jianou, Ionel, 'Jean Arp', Paris: Arted, 1973

1968 Trier, Eduard + [et al.] (eds.), 'Hans Arp: Sculpture 1957-1966' [with a catalogue of the sculptures by François Arp], London: Thames and Hudson, 1968 (cat. rais.)
Read, Herbert, 'Arp'. London: Thames and Hudson, 1968

1967 Döhl, Reinhard, 'Das literarische Werk Hans Arps 1903-1930. Zur poetischen Vorstellungswelt des Dadaismus', Stuttgart: Metzler, 1967

1960 Scheidegger. Ernst (ed.), 'Zweiklang. Sophie Taeuber-Arp - Hans Arp', Zurich: Verlag der Arche, 1960

1957 Giedion-Welcker, Carola, 'Hans Arp' (Includes a catalogue of the sculptures from 1930-1957 by Marguerite Hagenbach), Stuttgart: G. Hatje, 1957 (cat. rais.)

Artist's Books & Writings

1984 Bleikasten, Aimée (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte III. Gedichte 1957-1966', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1984

1974 Schifferli, Peter (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte II. Gedichte 1939-1957', Zurich/Wiesbaden: Limes Verlag, 1974

1966 Arp, Hans, 'Jours effeuillés. Poèmes, essais, souvenirs 1920-1965' [with a foreword by Marcel Jean], Paris: Gallimard, 1966

1963 Arp-Hagenbach, Marguerite, Schifferli, Peter (eds), 'Gesammelte Gedichte I. Gedichte 1903-1939', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1963

1955 Arp, Hans, 'Unsern täglichen Traum. Erinnerungen, Dichtungen und Betrachtungen aus den Jahren 1914-1954', Zurich: Arche, 1955

1948 Arp, Hans, 'Arp. On My Way. Poetry and Essays 1912-1947', in: Motherwell, Robert (ed.), 'Vol. 6, Documents of Modern Art', New York: Wittenborn, Schulz, 1948

1946 Arp, Hans, 'Le siège de l’air. Poèmes 1915-1945 (with 8 Duo-Zeichnungen von Arp and Taeuber-Arp)', Paris: Vrille, 1946


2015 Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel (ed.), 'Future Present. The Collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation', Basel: Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel, 2015

2002 Padberg, Martina (ed.), 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Bad Homburg von der Höhe: Kulturforum Atlanta, 2002


2017 Ward, Evie, 'Hans Arp: The Poetry of Forms', on:, London/UK, 18 December 2017, ill.
Treen, Kristen, 'Crossing borders at Turner Contemporary', on:, London/UK, 18 December 2017, ill.
Oberholzer, Niklaus, 'Arp, Gehr, Matisse', in: Kunstbulletin, Zurich/CH, May 2017, p. 81
Steer, Emily, 'Death and Taxes', in: Elephant, London, Spring 2017, pp. 190-191
Jody, Zellen, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', in: Artscene, Los Angeles, January 2017, pp. 19-20, ill.
öer, 'Aufklärung statt Ausbeutung. Die Stiftung Arp hat die Negativschlagzeilen längst verlassen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Berlin, 1 June 2017, pp. 20-23

2016 Sonna, Birgit, 'Kurven für Rockefeller', in: art. Das Kunstmagazin, November 2016, Hamburg, pp. 44-53, ill.
Parsons, Elly, Myth and magic: Michael Werner's stellar summer show of modern masters', on:, London, 18 July 2016, ill.
Cowger, Patti L., 'The 100th anniversary of Dada: A soiree of mayhem', on:, Napa, 13 May 2016, ill.

2015 Fricke, Christiane, 'Hans Arp. Eine amerikanische Geschichte', on:, Düsseldorf, 19 June 2015, ill.

Selected Images

Installation view, ‘The Nature of Arp’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy, 2019

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