Arman

Armand Fernandez was born in 1928 in Nice, France. He studied at the École Nationale des Art Décoratifs in Nice from 1946 to 1949 and then continued his studies for two years at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Arman first emerged as an abstract painter. An acquaintance with Yves Klein led to the idea of organizing happenings and events, which the two artists presented in 1953. From 1959 to 1962, Arman began to develop what would become his defining style – with his two most renowned concepts of ‘Accumulation’ and Poubelle’ . This concept involved the collection and placement of common and identical object in polyester castings or within Plexiglass cases. For the following years he presented a number or different series of artworks such as the “Cachets” made by using objects as brushes or rubber stamps, his famous ‘Poubelles’ featuring Plexiglas cases with discarded items cast in resin , the “Accumulations”, comprising of a number of same, day-to-day-life objects assembled in showcases with which the artist ironically questioned the consequences of modern mass production and his response to environmental issues. During a stay in New York in 1963, Arman began working on the ‘Combustions’ (burnt objects). He accepted a teaching post in Los Angeles in 1967 as well as a post in the University of California until 1968. From 1975 onwards Arman spent seven years working on a monumental sculpture made of 60 cars, which he called ‘Long Term Parking’. Arman has had over 30 one-man shows in museums all over the world, many TV interviews and numerous articles about his work. Today, Arman is considered as one of the most important artists of the Nouveau Réalisme.
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    Giving back to Nature

    Beirut

    May 17, 2017 - June 03, 2017

  • Le Sacre du Printemps

    Le Sacre du Printemps

    Seoul

    March 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013

  • Rehab, tribute to Duchamp

    Rehab, tribute to Duchamp

    Seoul

    February 24, 2012 - March 18, 2012