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

Hans Arp

Hans Arp portait

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.

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  • Born
    Strasbourg, France, 1886
    Died in Basel, Switzerland, 1966
  • Education

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

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
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  • 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.)
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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Selected Images

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Constellation de formes animées, ondulées et florales (Constellation of Moving, Undulating, and Flowery Forms)

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Hauser & Wirth Exhibitions

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ARP J73630 Tête; Lèvres écossaises (Head; Scottish Lips)

Schwitters Miró Arp

16 Oct 2016 – 8 Jan 2017, Los Angeles

SCHWI74566 Ohne Titel (Das Korbbild) (Untitled [The Basket Picture])

Schwitters Miró Arp

12 Jun – 18 Sep 2016, Zürich


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