Modern and Contemporary Art
Configuration with Two Dangerous Points
Jean (Hans) Arp, French (born Germany), 1886 - 1966
Currently not on view
1947-88-3A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1947
LabelInspired by the notion of chance as an animating force, Arp exploited the possibilities of the random in his “constellations,” a group of relief sculptures he made in Paris in the 1930s. One of the earliest in the group, this work is composed of four white and two black elements shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces. With a twist that is typical of Arp’s humor, the title purposely contradicts the soft rhythms of the composition.