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Arman (French/American, 1928-2005) FULL-UP , 1960 Signed and numbered "No 16 Arman" on side, edition of 500. Metal and foil assemblage (sardine can filled with refuse), 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 in. (2.9 x 6.0 x 10.5 cm). Condition: Minor surface abrasions. N.B. A stand accompanies the lot. The present work was created as an invitation for "Le Plein [Full-Up]", a one-man show by Arman held at Galerie Iris Clert on October 25, 1960. The show was a dialectical reply to his friend Yves Klein's show held at the gallery two years earlier entitled Le Vide [The Void]. Le Vide consisted of empty, stark white gallery spaces in order to "produce the full immediacy of the voids" which would free the viewer from "the conflicts of a cluttered life" and bring him closer to the divine. (1) Arman's exhibit, by contrast, consisted of gallery spaces stuffed "full up" from floor to ceiling with rubbish collected from Paris streets, locating the divine in the "here and now" manifest in the gritty cast-offs of everyday life. (1) Jarzombek, Mark. Ready-made Traces in the Sand: The Sphinx, the Chimera, and Other Discontents in the Practice of Theory. Assemblage, No. 19. Dec. 1992, pg. 80.