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    ARMAN (French/American, 1928-2005)
    Machine Guns, 1973
    Accumulation of welded electric drills
    26 x 22 x 26-1/2 inches (66.0 x 55.9 x 67.3 cm)

    Property of a Distinguished Gentleman

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's, New York, April 2, 2008, lot 330.

    EXHIBITED:
    La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California "Arman- Selected Works: 1958-1974," September 15th-October 29th 1974;
    [The above exhibition also traveled to] Henri Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, November 10th-December 8th, 1974;
    Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, January 18th-February 23rd, 1975;
    Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, March 18th-April 20th, 1975;
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 28th-August 3rd 1975;
    Hopkins Art Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19th-October 26th 1975.

    LITERATURE:
    Bernard LaMarche-Vadel, Arman (Mains et merveilles), Editions de La Différence, Paris, 1987, p. 238, illus.

    NOTE:
    In collaboration with Corice Canton Arman. This work is recorded in the Armand P. Arman Revocable Trust database under the archive number 8805.73.005


    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*: A few of the power drills have broken off and are separate from the sculpture; several surface scratches and dirt throughout, commensurate with age and also inherent to the artist's specific techniques and materials.
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