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Artist of the moment…….Méret Oppenheim

 

Méret Oppenheim was an Swiss artist renown for her Surrealist art. Méret Oppenheim was born in Berlin, Germany in the year 1913. Her father was a doctor.

Oppenheim attended the Basel School of Arts and Crafts and also the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere located in Paris, France.

The artist was also a muse for Man-Ray appearing nude in many photographs.

The artist had her first solo show in 1936.

In this clip the niece of Méret Oppenheim  recalls her aunt:

Méret Oppenheim passed away in 1985 at the age of 72 years of age.

Perhaps the most famous work by Méret Oppenheim was a cup that was covered with fur from a gazelle. This work is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Here we view a show celebrating the 100th birthday of Oppenheim in 2013:

Price range information: Oppenheim produced many lithographs and also worked in oils, gouache, collage, and bronzes. Works range from $10,000 to the low six figures.

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