JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966
JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966

JEAN ARP "SOLEIL RECERCLE" WOODCUT, 1966

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Caviar20 has a strong interest in sculptors who are simultaneously active printmakers.

We believe that prints are an accessible introduction to an artist's three-dimensional world. 

Jean Arp (1886-1966), also known as Hans, embodies this artistic duality. 

During the key years leading up to and defining European Modernism, Jean Arp was there.

While this isn't the platform to adequately cover his biography, Arp worked in numerous European cities at key moments when artistic movements were being defined.

However it is his association with both Dada and Surrealism, from the end of World War 1 until the 1930's that he is best known for. 

As one begins to explore his oeuvre, it is remarkable how he is also one of the earliest artists to embrace abstraction. 

Caviar20 recommends exploring MoMA's large holding of his work to see how early and radically he was exploring abstraction.

"Soleil Recercle" is a paradigm of Arp's minimalist amoeba-like designs executed in a hypnotic palette. 

While not perceptible in the photos, the thickness of the ink from the woodcut has an impressive texture adding another dimension to this intriguing work.

Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Signed and numbered 6/60 by the artist.

Color woodcut 

16”W  18”H (artwork- visible)

22"W 26"H framed)

Very good condition