La Fortune sourit aux audacieux (Fortune Favours the Brave)
Artist: Arman
Artwork: La Fortune sourit aux audacieux (Fortune Favours the Brave)
Size: 102.9 x 79.2 x 8.8 cm
Medium: Accumulation of strings in painted wooden box
Creation year: 1962
Marks: Signed and titled ‘arman “la fortune sourit aux audacieux”’ (on the reverse)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Galerie Lawrence, Paris; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 1964
Exhibition history: London, Tate Gallery, Painting & Sculpture of a Decade 54 64, 1964, no. 302 (illustrated, p. 237); Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Arman, 1966, no. 36 (illustrated, p. 13); Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Prix de la Critique, 1967; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage, 1968, p. 244, no. 230 (illustrated in colour, p. 149 and 151); This exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago; Knokke-le-Zoute, Casino Communal, Pop Art Nieuwe Figuartie Nouveau Réalisme, 1970, p. 100, no. 10 (illustrated p. 20); Nice, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Arman: monographie, 1990; Deurle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Verzameling Roger en Hilda Matthys-Colle, 2007, p. 139 (illustrated, p. 30)

Christie's London

Date: 2016-10-07
Lot Number: 204