Monday, December 26, 2011

A Pair of Gloves

Méret Oppenheim, born in Berlin on October 6th, 1913, was a Surrealist known for her thoughtful manipulation of everyday objects with a feminist flair. Her most famous work, Object (Le Dejeuner en fourrure) (1936), or Breakfast in Fur, is a teacup, saucer and spoon covered in gazelle hair that now resides in the permanent collection at MoMA. 

One of the last works she created before she died in 1985 at the age of 72 was Pair of Gloves (above). The goat suede gloves bear a delicate, intricately rendered vein motif, silk-screened and hand-stitched in red. The artist made multiple pairs, or editions, signing and numbering each. 

I made an homage set for my mother this Christmas, using a pair of white gloves I picked up at H&M and blood red embroidery thread.

I hope she likes them. 

Merry Day After Christmas, Everyone!

- Cathleen 

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