To mark the centenary of Meret Oppenheim’s birth in Berlin on October 6, 2013, the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin is dedicating a first major retrospective to the artist. Oppenheim became famous with her work “Le Déjeuner en fourrure” (1936), a teacup, saucer and spoon that the artist covered with fur. The Fur Cup is one of the masterpieces of Surrealist art and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Meret Oppenheim created works that combined different materials in a playful and humorous way.
The exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin shows the whole spectrum of Meret Oppenheim’s oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today.
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(Image on top: Meret Oppenheim, Pelzhandschuhe , 1936; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2013 / Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland Foto: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich)