Arman Biography


French-born American sculptor and printmaker, widely considered as one of the leading exponents of NOUVEAU RÃ?ALISME.

Born in Nice, France, the artist initially studied at the Ã?COLE DES ARTS DÃ?CORATIFS and the Ã?COLE DU LOUVRE. Along with his renowned artist-friend, YVES KLEIN, Arman was greatly influenced by Japanese art and culture, particularly the philosophy of Zen Buddhism.

He is best known for his large ASSEMBLAGES, that used junk materials, such as Long Term Parking ( Cartier Museum, 1982), a gigantic sculpture, encompassing 60 automobiles embedded in cement.



Arman, Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelone, SPAIN

Arman, Zurichsee Auktionen, Erlenbach, SWITZERLAND

Arman, Galerie Belmont, Films, SWITZERLAND

Arman: Superpositions, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, BELGIUM

Arman, Sandwich Combos, Malborough Gallery, New York, USA

Arman: En tout cas c'est de l'art, Galleria Dante, Padova, ITALY

Arman: La Traversee des Objets, Palazzo delle Zitelle, Venise, ITALY

Arman: Vingt Stations de l'Objet, Chantier Naval Opera, Antibes

Arman: Works on Paper, Vila Zanders Bergisch-Gladbach, GERMANY

Arman: Through and Across Objects, Bocca Raton, Florida, USA

Arman: Des Cycles de la Vie, Galerie Anne Lettree, LUXEMBOURG

Arman, Galeria De Arte Isabel Aninat, Santiago, CHILE

Arman, Die Galerie, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Arman: Vingt Siecles vus par Arman, Exposition au Chantier Naval Opera, Port Vabanantibes


Arman: Musique, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, SWITZERLAND

Arman: Africarmania, Arman et l'Afrique, Galerie Beaubourg, Vence, FRANCE

Arman: Dix Mots Pour, Sonia Zannettachi Gallery, SWITZERLAND

Arman: Å?uvre Monumentale, Ville du Lavandou, Le Lavandou, FRANCE

Arman: Works on Paper, Villa Haiss Museum, Zell, GERMANY

Arman: Fragmentations, FIAC Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, FRANCE


Arman: A Survey, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA

Arman: Centomilacenerentole, Dante Vecchiato Galleria d'Arte, Padova, ITALY

Arman: Arman, Museum of Contemporary Art of Teheran, Teheran, IRAN

Arman: Le plein de l'art, Galleria Fonte d'Abisso, Milano, ITALY

Collection: Obelisk, 1983, (Towering accumulation of bronze cellos): Inducted into the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana USA


Arman: Peintures, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, SPAIN

Arman: Peintures, Marlborough Gallery, MONACO

Arman: Interactives and Serious Paintings, Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, California USA

Collection: Cavalleria Eroica, 1987 Erected by Jing An District People Government, Shanghai, TAIWAN

Arman photographe, Theatre de la Photographie et de L'image, Nice, FRANCE

Arman: The Violence and the Number, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne, FRANCE

Arman: Superposition, New Art: 38th Int'l Fair for Modern & Contemporary Art, Cologne, GERMANY

Arman: Opere Recenti, Centro d'Arte Cultura and Bugno Art Gallery, Venezia, ITALY


Museum of Modern Art, New York

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

National Galleries of Scotland

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Tate Gallery, London

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiflung Ludwig Wien, Vienna

Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice

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