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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long? Short? Fingerless?

In response to What kind of gloves?, I say: add some fur aaand fingernails.
untitled; ‘Fur Gloves with Wooden Fingernails’ by Meret Oppenheim

And while you're at it, a dash of fur on the servingware pairs nicely.
Fur Covered Cup, Saucer, and Spoon, 1936
Luncheon in Fur

If you don't know anything about Meret Oppenheim, do something about that.

This Surrealist object was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim and artists Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar at a Paris cafe. Admiring Oppenheim’s fur-covered bracelet, Picasso remarked that one could cover anything with fur, to which she replied, “Even this cup and saucer.” Soon after, when asked by André Breton, Surrealism’s leader, to participate in the first Surrealist exhibition dedicated to objects, Oppenheim bought a teacup, saucer, and spoon at a department store and covered them with the fur of a Chinese gazelle.


east side bride said...


wool and misc said...


i saw the fur cup at moma! it was exciting, like meeting a celebrity.

Kitty Stampede said...

fuzzy, nuzzle, tickle my lips. and guzzle.