Pierre Fernandez Arman

"I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects." Arman Quote.


2005 - Arman dies on October 22 in New York.
1996 - Presentation of the Arman African art collection at the Paris Museum of African and Oceanian Arts.
1992 - Arman creates a 4 meter tall sculpture in front of the Troisgros brothers’ restaurant in Roanne. It is made up of hundreds of bronze forks.
1989 - Arman develops the Shooting colours series. Theses are paintings created on the ground by ejecting colours from tubes which are crushed underfoot.
1985 - Arman delivers many orders: a sculpture for the Town of Nice (Acropolis Gardens) and an installation of 2 bronze accumulations in the Saint-Lazarre station in Paris.
1977 - Arman participates in the "Paris New York" exhibition in the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
1970 - Arman creates his first inclusions in concrete.
1963 - Arman divides his time between Vence and New York. He will benefit afterwards from a dual, Franco-American nationality
1961 - Arman creates his first “Coupes et Colères”. The following year, the artist will create his first accumulation of objects in volume.
1960 - Arman adheres to the new realist movement along with Yves Klein, Pierre Restany, Hains, Martial Raysse, Spoerri etc.
1959 - Arman meets the merchant Daniel Cordier who will be his most faithful representative. He begins his first object accumulations.
1955 - Arman creates his first stamps and prints, traces of inked objects.
1953 - Arman collects his first primitive, African art objects, his first canvasses are created under the influence of Poliakoff and Nicolas de Staël.
1949 - Arman leaves Nice to go to Paris where he will study at the Louvre School
1946 - Arman takes a 3 year course in art at the Nice School of Decorative Arts
1928 - Arman Pierre Fernandez is born in Nice, France.


1956 - "Arman", Gallery Haut-Pavé, Paris, France.
1959 - "Mostra personale de Arman", Galleria Apollinaire, Milan, Italy.
1960 - "Arman", gallery Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany.
1963 - "Arman", Sidney Janis Gallery, New-York, USA.
1966 - "Arman", Beaux-Arts Museum, Brussels, Belgium.
1969 - "Arman,accumulations Renault", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France.
1975 - "Arman, objets armés", Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.
1983 - "Arman, la parade des objets", Picasso Museum, Antibes, France.
1987 - "Arman", gallery Ferrero, Nice, France.
1996 - "Arman", Sidney Janis Gallery, New-York, USA.
1998 - "Arman retrospective", Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, France.
2003 - "Arman, A Survey 1954 - 2002", Malborough Gallery, New-York, USA.
2006 - "Arman, les inédits", La Malmaison, Cannes, France.


1987 - "Arman" by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Ed. de la Différence.
1972 - "Arman" by Otto Hahn, Ed. Hazan.
1973 - "Arman" by Pierre Restany, Ed. Abrams-Horay.
1990 - "Arman prints" by Jane Otmezguine, Ed. Marval.
1992 - "Arman, mémoires accumulées" by Otto Hahn, Ed. Belfond, Paris.
1993 - "Arman" by Pierre Cabanne, Ed. de la Différence.
2000 - "Arman la traversée des objets" by Tita Reut, Ed. Hazan.
2003 - "Arman ou l'irréalité des choses" from Tita Reut, Ed. Gallimard.


Arman les estampes", about 300 original prints by Arman are in the catalogue made by Moreau and Otmezguine (Marval publisher) for the périod 1960 - 1990.

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