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Meret Oppenheim

Untitled , 1936

Horse hair and photo collage on title page
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$200,000 - 300,000
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
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About the work
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more
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The use of horse hair in this work gives a nod to this important contribution from surrealism.
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The use of horse hair in this work gives a nod to this important contribution from surrealism.
The woman pictured is Helene Mayer. Helene Julie Mayer (20 December 1910 – 10 October 1953) was a German-born fencer who won the gold medal at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, and the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in …

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Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right, "M.O."
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Meret 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.

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Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more
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The use of horse hair in this work gives a nod to this important contribution from surrealism.
The …

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The use of horse hair in this work gives a nod to this important contribution from surrealism.
The woman pictured is Helene Mayer. Helene Julie Mayer (20 December 1910 – 10 October 1953) was a German-born fencer who won the gold medal at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, and the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in …

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Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right, "M.O."
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Meret 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.

Meret Oppenheim

Untitled , 1936

Horse hair and photo collage on title page
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$200,000 - 300,000
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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