Jean (Hans) Arp

Rug

1938

Medium
Woven wool
Dimensions
78 x 59 1/2" (198.1 x 151.1 cm)
Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Object number
328.1939
Copyright
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is on view on Floor 3, in an Exhibitions Gallery, with 110 other works online.
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Jean (Hans) Arp has 60 works online.
There are 444 textiles online.

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

This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Galerie Myrbor, Jeanne Bucher, Paris
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Galerie Myrbor, 1939

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