Born in 1928 - France
Arman is an artist, originally from Nice, a naturalized American citizen died in 2005. He's known for collecting objects and his ever-famous tantrums. He is part of the new realistic artist group, which was mainly founded by Cesar.
Initially, Arman studied at Ecole des Arts decoratifs in Nice where he met Yves Klein, the he went to Ecole du Louvre.
Arman is curious about the nature of an object compared to their link with modern societies, between sacralization and consumption. He "collects" objects according to quantitative logic which doesn't make them unique anymore, an image of profusion, underlining the fact that these items can be expired in the world where people are prone to consumption. Though, destruction is present in his works but under the form of anger and combustion. Th artist has portrayed hundreds of public areas in the cities around the globe, through the creation of imposing works.
GROUP & SOLO SHOWS
Rétrospective thématique "La Traversée des Objets", Château de Villeneuve, Vence, (France)
"La Rampante", accumulation de voitures Ferrari en bronze rouge coupées et superposées, circuit autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, (Italy)
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, (France)
"Espoir de Paix", accumulation de véritables chars et de tanks militaires inclus dans une pyramide de béton de 30 mètres, Beyrouth, (Lebanon)
"Les Gourmandes", accumulation de fourchettes géantes en bronze, Roanne, (France)
Rostropovitch's tower, tour monumentale constituée de coupes de violoncelles en bronze, New York, (France)
"L'heure de tous" et "Consigne à vie", accumulation d'horloges et de bagages, Gare Saint Lazare, Paris, (France)
"A la République", accumulation de drapeaux en marbre, Palais de l'Élysée, Paris, (France)
"Long Term Parking", tour de 19m50 constituée de véritables automobiles superposées les unes sur les autres, coulées dans le béton, ex-Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, (France)
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