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Meret Oppenheim
Traccia sidetable, 1939
Exceuted by Ultramobili Collection by Simon Gavina, Bologna, 1971
Oval top on a stand of two thin bird´s legs with claws, top in beechwood, upper side with print of two bird´s claws, 24 carat gold leaf. Legs in cast bronze covered with gold leaf. unmarked.
63.5 x 67.3 x 52.5 cm

Condition: General surface wear consistent with age, otherwise excellent condition.

Meret Oppenheim (B.1913, Berlin, Germany – D. 1985, Bassel, Switzerland) was a Surrealist artist known for exploring female sexuality in her works. Oppenheim was raised in Switzerland and Southern Germany but became involved with the Surrealist movement upon meeting Man Ray, Jean Arp, and Alberto Giacometti in Paris. The artist was also one of Man Ray's favorite models, appearing in his sensual photographs depicting her in provocative poses with a printing press.

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Switzerland
  • Pickup Location: Switzerland
  • Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 27 x 21 in. (63.5 x 68.58 x 53.34 cm.)
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