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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1991.2.A
People
Jean (Hans) Arp, French (Strasbourg, Alsace, Germany 1886 - 1966 Basel)
Title
Shell
Other Titles
Original Language Title: La Coquille
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1938
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/226296
Location
Level 1, Room 1310, Modern and Contemporary Art, Surrealism
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Fossiliferous marble
Dimensions
25.8 x 24 x 20 cm (10 3/16 x 9 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Provenance
[Buchholz Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell, 1949, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1991
Object Number
1991.2.A
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Carola Giedion-Welker, Jean Arp, ed. Milton S. Fox, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, c. 1957)

Perry T. Rathbone, European Masters of Our Time, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1957), p. 12, fig. 112, ill. (b/w)

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 2, fig. 34, pp. 75-76, 306, 374

Exhibition History

A Century of Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 03/30/1950 - 05/18/1950

[Benefit exhibition for the Boston Arts Festival], Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, 05/08/1956 - 05/29/1956

European Masters of Our Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/10/1957 - 11/17/1957

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

32Q: 1310 Surrealism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/14/2015 - 01/01/2050

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