ARMAN, Accumulation Renault 142 – 1968
This Frenchman turned American is famous for his “object”. In the beginning of the sixties, he returned domestic trash to the consumer. This marked the beginning of the “nouveau néalisme”, a movement of which he himself was one of the founders. Accumulation Renault n° 142 is an assembly of car grids: as part of a neo-Dadaist process, objects are compiled as a symbol of possession. He also uses objects that have been cut into pieces, burnt or broken. Arman envelops them in a coat of Perspex, preserving the anger of man.
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