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Description - Oppenheim: Object by Carolyn Lanchner

In 1936, invited by Andre Breton to contribute to an exhibition of Surrealist objects, Meret Oppenheim decided to act upon a cafe conversation she had recently had with Pablo Picasso and his then-companion Dora Maar. Commenting on a fur-covered bracelet that Oppenheim had made for the designer Schiaparelli, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything in fur, to which Oppenheim had responded, Even this cup and saucer. The resulting sculpture was Object, a teacup, saucer and spoon purchased from a department store and lined with Chinese gazelle fur. In this volume of the MoMA "One on One" series, an essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, explores the subversive nature of this sensual yet disturbing work, which simultaneously attracts and repels the viewer, and of the dreamlike world of Surrealism in which Oppenheim worked.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870708473
ISBN-10: 0870708473
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 48
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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