Méret Oppenheim, ‘Traccia’, Design/Decorative Art, Bronze, patinated gold; wooden plate refined with gold leaf, Van Ham
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Méret Oppenheim

Traccia

Bronze, patinated gold; wooden plate refined with gold leaf
25 3/5 × 26 3/5 × 20 9/10 in
65 × 67.5 × 53 cm
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1971 (design)

Side table for La Collezione Ultramobile

65 x 67.5 x 53cm.

In 1971 Dino Gavina, the …

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Méret Oppenheim
German-Swiss, 1913–1985
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A central figure in Surrealism, Meret Oppenheim painted dream narratives and impossible juxtapositions of everyday objects to explore female sexuality, identity, and exploitation. She famously posed for Man Ray’s Erotique voilée (1933), instantly becoming an object of romantic idealization to the Surrealists for her seemingly direct and spontaneous access to experiences of the dream world through her youth, charm, and openness. In her best-known works, Oppenheim painted household objects in suggestively erotic arrangements or created haunting assemblages of indeterminate origins, often transforming objects closely associated with feminine domesticity into erotic symbols. Object (1936), a fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon, became her most iconic work. Through exhibitions and activities amongst the Surrealist circle, Oppenheim was closely associated with Jean Arp, André Breton, and Max Ernst.

Méret Oppenheim, ‘Traccia’, Design/Decorative Art, Bronze, patinated gold; wooden plate refined with gold leaf, Van Ham
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1971 (design)

Side table for La Collezione Ultramobile

65 x 67.5 x 53cm.

In 1971 Dino Gavina, the Italian entrepreneur and founder of the Collezione Simon, set up his own line of functional works of art under the title Ultramobile. The line included collaborations with a number of very influential artists, including …

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Méret Oppenheim
German-Swiss, 1913–1985
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A central figure in Surrealism, Meret Oppenheim painted dream narratives and impossible juxtapositions of everyday objects to explore female sexuality, identity, and exploitation. She famously posed for Man Ray’s Erotique voilée (1933), instantly becoming an object of romantic idealization to the Surrealists for her seemingly direct and spontaneous access to experiences of the dream world through her youth, charm, and openness. In her best-known works, Oppenheim painted household objects in suggestively erotic arrangements or created haunting assemblages of indeterminate origins, often transforming objects closely associated with feminine domesticity into erotic symbols. Object (1936), a fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon, became her most iconic work. Through exhibitions and activities amongst the Surrealist circle, Oppenheim was closely associated with Jean Arp, André Breton, and Max Ernst.

Méret Oppenheim

Traccia

Bronze, patinated gold; wooden plate refined with gold leaf
25 3/5 × 26 3/5 × 20 9/10 in
65 × 67.5 × 53 cm
Bidding closed
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