Arman’s painting with objects


I recently saw this piece ‘Miaudulation de fritance ‘(1962) by Arman in the Centre Pompidou.  The French born American artist began working as an abstract painter before using the brushes he painted with in the painting itself.  Thereafter, many of his works combined large quantities of the same object such as axes, cutlery, clocks, gas masks, shoes, typewriters and in this case, hundreds of light bulbs.  Objects are usually arranged in castings or plexiglass cases.   Above image via RMN




Images via Brown Foundations, Azurlingua-Culture, Huffington Post, Arman Studio, New York Times

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).

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