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Meret Oppenheim

Swiss painter and sculptor

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
First influenced by the art of Paul Klee, Oppenheim moved to Paris in 1932 and began a strong association with the Surrealists that lasted until 1937, and then sporadically until 1966. Known for her assemblage work utilizing everyday items that were modified and laced with erotic content, her most well-known work remained "Object" of 1936 - a cup, saucer and spoon lined with fur. Swiss artist.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500029314.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Meret Oppenheim:

Meret Oppenheim Near Brasilia (In der Nähe von Brasilia), 1975 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim The Cypress Hawkmoth (Der Zypressenschwärmer), 1976 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim Psyche, Girlfriend of Men (Psyche, Freundin der Männer), 1976 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim Silvertail (Silberschwanz), 1976 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim The Silk Moth and Proud Rosamund (Die Seidenmotte und die stolze Rosamunde), 1976 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim Flagmoth (Der Flaggenfalter), 1976 Lithograph
Meret Oppenheim Parapapillonneries title page, 1976 Lithograph
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