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Alu with Claws, (1942)

Jean Arp, French, b. Strassburg, Germany, 1886–1966

Bronze, 22 1/4 X 14 1/2 X 12 1/8 IN. (56.4 X 36.6 X 30.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.104

Provenance:
The Artist
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, to 16 November 1956
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 16 November 1956-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 44. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
GALERIE CHALETTE, New York. "Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp," October-November 1960, no. 50.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 12, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 479.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, p. 183.

Published References:
GIDEON-WELCKER, CAROLA. Jean Arp (New York: Abrams, 1957), p. 110.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 659-660, ill. p. 340.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books ; New York: Trade distribution by Abrams, 1983), ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus