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October 25, 2005

Arman, 76, a French sculptor known internationally for his surprising accumulations of trash and found objects, died of cancer Saturday at his home in New York.

A founding member of the Nouveau Realistes, a group that included Yves Klein, Daniel Spoerri and Jean Tinguely, Mr. Arman made his mark in the 1960s. For a famous exhibition in 1960 at the Iris Clert Gallery in Paris he responded to Mr. Klein's exhibition La Vide ("The Void"), which consisted of an entirely empty gallery, by filling the gallery floor to ceiling with rubbish and calling it Le Plein ("Full Up").

He went on to create accumulations of all kinds of objects, from partly squeezed-out paint tubes immersed in cast plastic to a 106-foot-high stack of military vehicles embedded in concrete.

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