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Meret Oppenheim

Glove, 1985

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Goat suede with silk-screen and
handstitched, included in Parkett issue,
5 5/8 x 3 2/4” (21,3 x 9,3 cm),
Ed. 150/XII, signed and numbered

Hand in glove. Realizing an original design from 1936—the year of the creation of the famous “Furlined Teacup”—the demurely savage chic of these gloves turns the hands of the wearer inside out.


“Meret Oppenheim’s abstruse, multi-leveled work sometimes stubbornly eludes facile interpretation; her virtuoso performance on many instruments at once has long left viewers at something of a loss. On a picture done early in 1933 she wrote the laconic statement: ‘Well, then we’ll live a little later.’ Only gradually, after the critic’s stodgy demand for clear development and stylistic consistency had paled, yielding to a growing fascination for the unfettered approach of recent art, Meret Oppenheim has finally come into her own.” Jacqueline Burckhardt Parkett No. 4, 1985