Oct 5, 2007

Around the Sun No. 11

Around the Sun No. 11


Jean Arp

(French, 1887–1966)

Color woodcut

Support: Japanese wove paper

Sheet: 47.7 x 37.4 cm (18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.); Image: 26.9 x 21.4 cm (10 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Gift of Judith Mendelsohn in memory of Harvey and Michael Mendelsohn 1999.143

Catalogue raisonné: Arntz no. 262, p. 227; see literature for full citation



Arp was one of the founders of the Dada movement in Zurich, a group of artists who exploited accident in their work. Arp allowed chance to play a major role in the organization of shapes in collages, although he explained that this was only a point of departure for images he consciously rearranged.

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