Instructions, 4 screws, 8 washers, 4 grips, 1 tube of glue, 2 pieces of plexiglass, all contained in one plastic bag, overall (as packaged): 6 in. x 6 3/4 in. (15.2 cm x 17.1 cm)

As part of the nouveau realiste movement, Arman strove for a new literalness in his use of materials. Well known for his installations of quotidian physical objects, Arman here presents a darkly humorous take on the act of squeezing paint from a tube. Tortured Color is a DIY assembly kit for a vise that could compress a paint tube to the point of explosion.