Armand Pierre Arman


"What Happened to the Flowers? (Homage to Andy Warhol)," 1970

Paper collage and resin
Edition: From the edition of 50 (there were also 3 artist's proofs)
Signed lower left: Arman, and just below, but more faintly, Andy Warhol; dated on a label affixed verso; Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France, pub.
Image/Resin: 35" H x 35" W

  • Provenance: Lee Hoffman Gallery, Birmingham, MI
    Private collection, acquired from the above
    Sold: Christie's, New York, "First Open / Post-War and Contemporary Art," March 4, 2016, Lot 39
    The Marmor Family Collection, acquired from the above, March 4, 2016
  • Notes: Each work in this edition is a slight variant. Arman purportedly created the collages with small pieces of paper torn from various impressions of Andy Warhol's "Flowers" screenprints. This lot is accompanied by a copy of the purchase invoice for the Christie's auction mentioned above. There are also two New Year greeting cards from 1998 and 2001, both hand-signed in blue ink by Arman and his wife, Corice. This work is recorded in the Arman Studio Archives, New York, under number: APA# 8400.70.025.
  • Condition: Overall generally good condition. The work is slightly convex, apparently as issued. An unobtrusive horizontal surface scratch extending approximately 10 inches from the center of the extreme left edge, visible only in raking light. Occasional small scuffs or delicate surface scratches primarily to the verso of the back mount. The work is mounted to Plexiglas, and is lacking one of the four acrylic corner pins (lower right).

    Overall: 37" H x 37" W x 2" D

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