Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
- heidi johansen
- Modern Tarot: Alexis Mackenzie, "El Arbol"
- i specifically wanted that poop there
- Catherine Deneuve
- Tchotchke Stack
- pouf. I mean, squawk
- gipsy collection. droool
- It Is Right to Draw Their Fur: zee perfect gift for moi
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Newest addition to the treasure wall.
I wonder what animal once laid it's pretty little head on this plaque. This notaxidermy piece has spawned a whole new photography series.
- Charles Mackay
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Narwhals are sometimes called sea unicorns because of the enormous tusk that grows from the upper jaw in males. Some scientists have speculated that narwhal tusks, which can grow almost as long as three meters (about 10 feet), might be enormous sensory organs that can detect subtle changes in temperature and pressure.
A Magical Cup?
In the Middle Ages, narwhal tusks were widely thought to be unicorn horns with magical, curative properties. Indeed, cups made from narwhal tusks (above) were thought to neutralize poisons and were highly valued. Elizabeth I, Queen of England in the 1500s, is said to have owned a tusk worth 10,000 pounds, the price of a castle.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Grade II listed sculpture, cleaning materials 33-7/16 x 44-1/8 x 29-15/16 inches (85 x 102 x 76 cm)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
"The Amazing Tiller Boys" (Gemini), 2009
utilitarianfranchise: Parisian Siamese Twins original silkscreen pillow
BANJO and BELFRY, Conjoined Rabbits