Art: Strange Fruit

art is a fruit growing out of man like the fruit out of a plant like the child out of the mother . . . reason has cut man off from nature.

So Jean (Hans) Arp once outlined his credo. To save man from death by mechanization, Arp for over half a century has made the subconscious and irrational his ally, has turned out objects that profess to explain the metaphysics of the mustache, made eggs, string and shirt fronts serve the purpose of art. In so doing he has earned for himself a reputation...

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