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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Jean (Hans) Arp, French, born Germany, 1886–1966

Bird-Man

ca. 1920

Painted wood

29 × 20.9 cm (11 7/16 × 8 1/4 in.)
Gift of Katherine S. Dreier to the Collection Société Anonyme
1948.208
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Provenance: The artist; lent to Katherine S. Dreier (1877–1952), New York, 1926; lent to the Société Anonyme, New York, 1926; sold by the artist to Dreier, New York, 1927; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 188, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 69-70, ill.

Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Kakabadzé: Georgian Modern Artist and Inventor (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013), 139.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.