The French Institute Alliance Française in New York City is pleased to announce, for its inaugural show at its new gallery, the exhibition of a portfolio of 82 photographs by Arman. These photographs, in both color and black and white, were taken in ’60s and ’70s, and are being shown for the first time in the United States.
Arman settled down in New York City at a time when the art world was taking a new turn with the Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art movements. He quickly befriended many of the major artists on the scene: Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol, to only name a few. Marcel Duchamp was his chess game partner. These historic photographs provide a rare glimpse into that world.
“ARMAN: Accumulation of Friends” will be on view at the FI:AF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street (between Madison and Park Avenue) through May 15th, 2007
"Arman the Omnivore," an essay by Tom Bishop
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