T&E Gift: Family divided over an art loan and museum plans
December 21, 2011
French-born American artist, Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928–2005), known as Arman, was an influential 20th century sculptor and artist, known for his unique “found art” including such famous works as “Long Term Parking.” When Arman died in 2005, there was contention over his estate. He had left all of his works in a trust to his second wife, Corice Arman, to which his daughter, Marion Moreau, and sister objected.
While there is very little public information on the final status of the artist’s estate, it would seem that the debate was settled in 2017. Although his children initially set up their own foundation, A.R.M.A.N., after contesting the will, that foundation is no longer in existence and under a new agreement (the details of which are unknown) Corice Arman and Marion Moreau will have primary control over Arman’s works. They were said to have been looking to develop a museum for his works, but there are no reports of any such museum yet. However, there have been numerous exhibitions since Arman’s death around the world, both made up entirely of Arman’s work and also simply featuring one or two loaned pieces.
Read the notice on the website of the former A.R.M.A.N. foundation HERE.
Read more about the 2017 agreement HERE.
Read more about the artist and current exhibitions HERE.