Since 1977, the Stiftung Hans Arp & Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V. has cared for the artistic legacy Arp. Since 2010 Fine Art Partners is the exclusive advisor to the Stiftung Hans Arp & Sophie Taeuber-Arp, initiating and managing such important projects such as the publication of the Critical Survey on the Sculptural Work of Hans Arp or the Judd-Arp exhibition at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas
The French-German artist Hans Arp (1886-1966) was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. As a pioneer of abstract art he worked in the fields of sculpture, collage, engraving and poetry and was one of the founders of the DADA movement in Zurich in 1916. He participated actively in both Surrealism and Constructivism and was interested by the idea of subconsciousness. His most important collaborator was Sophie Taeuber, whom he met in 1915 and married in 1922. Taeuber influenced Arp to begin working with unconventional materials and techniques. During the 1920s he produced many abstract reliefs in wood. By 1928 he worked increasingly three dimensional, making sculptures 'in the round'. These sculptures are simple, abstract shapes of organic forms found in nature.
Hans Arp was awarded the main sculpture prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Numerous exhibitions followed e.g. Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. (1958), Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (1962). Organized by the Minneapolis Museum of Arts and the Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein of Stuttgart, a 150-piece exhibition titled "The Universe of Jean Arp" concluded an international six-city tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1986. Exhibitions where also held at Museo Correr, Venice (2006) and Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2013. His work is found in collections all over the world e.g. MOMA, Tate Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Centre Pompidou, Arp Museum Rolandswerth.