Jean Arp

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Jean Arp, whose sculptures appear in The Swede, had a double identity himself: he called himself Jean when speaking French and Hans when speaking German. A founding member of the Dada art movement in Zurich, he’s known for his works in torn paper as well as for his sensual sculptures. At the outset of WW I in 1915, he arrived at a German draft office, wrote the date in every blank on his form, “added” those up, and then took off all his clothes. In this way, he avoided army service. His sculptures have sold for more than $1 million.

Jean Arp