Item description for Meret Oppenheim: From Breakfast In Fur And Back Again by Thomas Levy, Belinda Grace Gardner & Belinda Grace Gardner...
One of the most uncommon women of the 20th century, Meret Oppenheim most famously created the legendary Le Dajeuner en Fourrure, her 1936 assemblage of a tea cup and a fur. But Oppenheim was not just a Surrealist mouthful--though she provided the movement with one of its most recognizable symbols. Like her counterparts Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Andra Breton, and Man Ray, she used found materials freely in her artworks, often to the point of creating a critical alienation of the viewer from an otherwise familiar object. Her greater oeuvre has often been subsumed by the dominance of the ubiquitous fur cup, a situation which this publication aims to remedy, presenting a career-spanning selection of witty drawings, paintings, objects, collages, poems, and designs for "applied artworks"--fantastic clothes, jewelry, and furniture. Shortly before her death, Oppenheim and editor Thomas Levy developed the idea of realizing some of her applied artworks; those that were made to appear here through photo documentation. Also included are scholarly essays, an exhibition list, a bibliography, and a filmography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75" Weight: 2.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 2, 2004
ISBN 3936646295 ISBN13 9783936646290
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More About Thomas Levy, Belinda Grace Gardner & Belinda Grace Gardner
Thomas Patrick Levy attended a high school for "at risk" teenagers, holds a B.A. in English, and dropped out of Antioch University's MFA in Writing. He freelances as a web and eBook designer, is a licensed automotive repossession agent, and works as the Lead Product Developer at YesYes Books. His first full-length collection, I DON'T MIND IF YOU'RE FEELING ALONE, is available from YesYes Books and a thoroughly tiresome list of his publications is available on his web site.