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The Navel Bottle by Jean Arp

    The Navel Bottle by Jean Arp

    The Navel Bottle by Jean Arp was created in 1923.The work is in Museum of Modern Art New York. The size of the work is 41,6 x 24,8 cm and is made as an lithograph on paper.

    Executed while Arp was visiting Schwitters in Hannover, this print portfolio was published as the fifth issue of Merz magazine. The title “Arpaden” is a made-up word meaning “Arp things.” In these seven lithographs, Arp created a series of simple yet graphically powerful “object pictures” that combine allusions to body parts and everyday things.

    About the Artist: German-French sculptor, painter, and poet Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg. In 1904, after leaving the École des Arts et Métiers in Straßburg, he went to Paris where he published his poetry for the first time. From 1905 to 1907, he studied at Kunstschule in Weimar, Germany. In 1908 went back to Paris, where he attended the Académie Julian. Arp was a founder-member of the Moderne Bund in Lucerne, participating in their exhibitions from 1911 to 1913… Read more


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