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b. November 17, 1928, France. d. October 22, 2005, New York. American, French-born painter and sculptor. The artist Arman was recognized internationally as a major contributor to late 20th century art and a main protagonist of the French “Nouveau Realism” school, which was parallel to the American Pop Art movement in the United States during the 1960s. At the core of his artistic statement are his “Accumulations” which employ the use of everyday objects as subjects. Arman’s work is represented in the major museums and important public collections worldwide. These museums include the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Harvard University Art Museums; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Musee Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain, Nice, France; the Tel-Aviv Museum, Israel; the Musee Picasso, Antibes, France; Tate Gallery, London; the Seibu Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan and the Haknoe Open Air Museum, Japan. His work was recently included in the 2015 Guggenheim exhibition ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s and he had a retrospective at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2010. Throughout his career, Arman has been awarded with art’s greatest honors such as the Grand Prix Marzotto Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, Officier del'Ordre National du Merite, and Grand Officier de la Legion d'Honneur. He is currently the subject of a forthcoming monograph by the acclaimed Italian art historian and curator, Germano Celant.