Jean (Hans) Arp Rug 1938

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This rug was woven by Myrbor, a gallery–workshop based in Algeria and Paris, established by Marie Cuttoli, that produced numerous artists’ rugs during the 1920s and 1930s. Artworks by international modernist figures including Arp, Fernand Léger, and Alexander Calder were sold in the Artek gallery alongside the Aaltos’ furniture, and Ray and Charles Eames completed a 1946 display of their plywood furniture at MoMA with a relief by Arp.

Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, October 1, 2016–April 23, 2017.
Manufacturer
Myrbor
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
78 x 59 1/2" (198.1 x 151.1 cm)
Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Object number
328.1939
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Architecture and Design
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1938, Jean (Hans) Arp, Paris.
1938, Galerie Jeanne Bucher - Myrbor, Paris, probably commissioned/acquired from the artist.
1938/39, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased from Galerie Jeanne Bucher - Myrbor.

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