Arman

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Arman (b. 1928, Nice, France – d. 2005, New York City, NY) was a French-born American artist born by the name Armand Fernandez.
He is associated with the Nouveau Réalisme (New Realism) movement that emerged in 1960, and is best known for the destruction and recomposition of objects, particularly his "Accumulations." He later rejected the style of abstract painting and began making sculpture inspired by the Marcel Duchamp's concept of the readymade. He believed that sculpture no longer had the same power if it was crafted by hand, that it had to be a response to the characteristics of mass-produced consumer goods. 
A comprehensive exhibition of Arman's work opened in February 2011 at the Museum Tinguely in Basel, in conjunction with the Centre Pompidou, highlighting Arman's lasting relevance in the art world today.