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Hans Arp’s second wife Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach contributed a large part of the estate of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp to the Stiftung Arp e.V.‘s collection. The Foundation therefore possesses a considerable part of the artistic estate of both artists and an archive of historic documents. The collection is supplemented by a library.


Artistic estate

Hans Arp

    • Sculptures (bronze, plaster, limestone) can be researched via the database
    • Reliefs
    • Works on paper (drawings, prints, collages, portfolios)
    • Printing blocks
    • Poetry
    • Book illustration


Sophie Taeuber-Arp

The Stiftung Arp e.V. owns the most comprehensive collection of her work, including:

    • Works on paper (drawings, prints, gouaches, drawings for furniture, interiors, marionettes)
    • Reliefs
    • Textiles (cushions tapestries, lace)
    • An album compiled by Sophie Taeuber-Arp is kept at the Stiftung Arp, which collects photos of her applied and architectural works and is available as a reprint from our bookshop and the Spanish publisher Ivorypress

All works of the Foundation’s collection can be researched on the website of the Sophie Taeuber-Arp Research Project STARP.


Artist friends & group works

    • Works by Max Ernst, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, Michel Seuphor, Raoul Hausmann, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara and many more



Photo archive

    • Biographical photos of Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Hans Arp, their friends, and family


    • Correspondence of Hans Arp and Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach after 1945 with art historians, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, publicists, publishers, foundries, including extensive correspondence with art historian Carola Giedion-Welcker and Arp’s American gallery dealers Sidney Janis and Curt Valentin (in copy)

Other print products
(e.g. Invitation cards)


    • Literature by and about Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp
    • Books from Hans Arp’s personal library
    • Historic exhibition catalogues and magazines, especially of the 1920s and 1930s
    • Catalogues on Art of Dadaism and Surrealism
    • Publications on 20th century sculpture


The holdings are continuously digitized.