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Jean ARP | Plastron et fourchette [Shirtfront and fork]
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Jean ARP
Germany 1887 – Switzerland 1966
France 1920-1939
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Plastron et fourchette
[Shirtfront and fork]
c.1922
painted wood
58.0 (h) x 70.6 (w) x 5.9 (d) cm
signed on paper label verso, pencil, "Arp", not dated, later label typed, "1924"
Purchased 1983
NGA 1983.14
© Jean Arp. Licensed by Bild-Kunst & VISCOPY, Australia
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Exhibitions

'L'art Vivant dans les Collections Privées', Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 1947 (no cat. no.).

'XXVII Biennale di Venezia', Venice, 1954, cat. no. 3 (with date as 1924).

'Collection Fernand Graindorge', Kunsthalle, Basle, 28 August-3 October 1954, cat. no. 24 (ill, with date as 1924).

'Collection Fernand Graindorge', Musée Comunal, Verviers, March 1958, cat. no. 4 (with date as 1924).

'Collection Fernand Graindorge', Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, 29 October-28 November 1965 (with date as 1924).

'Dada', La Galerie Krugier & Cie, Geneva, 17 February - 30 March 1966, cat. no. 19 (with date as 1924).

'Jean Arp', Société Industrielle de Mulhouse, 7-29 January 1967. 'Jean Arp', Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, February-April 1967, cat. no. 57 (with date as 1925).

'Hommage à Jean Arp', L'Ancienne Douane, Strasburg, 11 June-1 October 1967, cat. no. 65 (with date as 1925).

'Le Muse Inquietanti: Maestri di Surrealisms', Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, November 1967-January 1968, cat. no. 100 (ill., with date as 1924).

'Jean Arp (1887-1966): A Retrospective Exhibition', University of California Los Angeles Art Galleries, Los Angeles, 10 November-5 December 1968, cat. no. 65 (ill. col., with date as 1924); travelled to Des Moines Art Center, 11 January-16 February 1969; to Museum of fine Arts, Dallas, 12 March-6 April 1969; to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 16 May-29 June 1969.

'La Métamorphose de l'Objet', Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 22 April-6 June 1971, cat. no. 10 (ill, with date as 1924); travelled to Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 25 June-15 August 1971; to Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 11 September-7 November 1971; to Palazzo Reale, Milan, 15 December 1971-10 February 1972; to Kunsthalle, Basle, 4 March-22 April 1972; to Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, May-June 1972.

'Jean Arp, Joan Miró', Galerie Beyeler, Basle, June-September 1979, cat. no. 3 (ill. col, with date as 1924).

'Arp: The Dada Reliefs', National Gallery of Art, Washington, 3 July-30 October 1983, checklist no. 22.

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