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Idole

Accession Number
2012/2.8

Title
Idole

Artist(s)
Hans (Jean) Arp

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
woodcut on japon paper

Dimensions
8 1/16 in x 5 11/16 in (20.48 cm x 14.45 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
After the Second World War, Arp created a number of works in two- and three-dimensions of this theme: the "idol." Their biomorphic design is reminiscent of his earlier works and their investigation of form and volume. With the portfolio title of "Everyday Magic," this work can be seen as part of his ongoing interest in Dada and Surrealist ideas of the primordial and the intangible. 

Physical Description
A black and white woodcut print of a black key-like shape with an off-white marking at the top.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
idols
magic
portfolios (groups of works)
woodcuts (prints)

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