Avalanche by Pierre Arman

Location:Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Dated: 1990

Description: A sequence of falling axes, or a stack of discarded weapons, turned into sculpture

Caption: "Arman (November 17, 1928 - October 22, 2005) was a French artist. Born Armand Pierre Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman is a painter who moved from using objects as paintbrushes ("allures d'objet") to using them as the painting itself. He is best known for his ‘accumulations’ and destruction/recomposition of objects.

From 1959-1962 Arman developed his most recognizable style, beginning with his two most renowned concepts: ‘Accumulation’ and ‘Poubelle’. Accumulations were collections of common and identical objects which he arranged in polyester castings or within Plexiglas cases. His first welded accumulations were created in 1962."

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arman

The sculpture was donated to the university by Reto and Marca Leggia in memory of Martin Shoenmann.

 

References: About the artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arman