The Oddment Emporium

A Cornucopia of Eclectic Delights

Object, 1936
This Surrealist object was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim and artists Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar at a Paris cafe. Admiring Oppenheim’s fur-covered bracelet, Picasso remarked that one could cover anything with fur, to which she replied, “Even this cup and saucer.” Soon after, when asked by André Breton, Surrealism’s leader, to participate in the first Surrealist exhibition dedicated to objects, Oppenheim bought a teacup, saucer, and spoon at a department store and covered them with the fur of a Chinese gazelle. In so doing, she transformed genteel items traditionally associated with feminine decorum into sensuous, sexually punning tableware.

Object, 1936

This Surrealist object was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim and artists Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar at a Paris cafe. Admiring Oppenheim’s fur-covered bracelet, Picasso remarked that one could cover anything with fur, to which she replied, “Even this cup and saucer.” Soon after, when asked by André Breton, Surrealism’s leader, to participate in the first Surrealist exhibition dedicated to objects, Oppenheim bought a teacup, saucer, and spoon at a department store and covered them with the fur of a Chinese gazelle. In so doing, she transformed genteel items traditionally associated with feminine decorum into sensuous, sexually punning tableware.

(Source: moma.org)

  1. madzho reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  2. mandrak2000 reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  3. last-year-at-marienbad reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  4. hneugh reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  5. may-queen reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  6. najwalaylah reblogged this from madhistory and added:
    TheThe sensation it evokes for me is nauseous, not sensuous.
  7. godisastateofmind reblogged this from thenightlymirror
  8. follow-devendrabanhart reblogged this from thenightlymirror
  9. thenightlymirror reblogged this from staticnocturne
  10. staticnocturne reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  11. whatuniverseisthis reblogged this from theoddmentemporium and added:
    right now in 3D we are working on carved crayons..it’s…difficult..but our next project is Meret Oppenheim inspired. Our...
  12. betweenwalkingandsleeping reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  13. exhaustedcrying reblogged this from hannah-reyn
  14. hannah-reyn reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  15. beurredecacahuetes reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  16. gingerputin reblogged this from detenebrate
  17. awesomesplendor reblogged this from blackpaint20
  18. goat-rich reblogged this from blackpaint20
  19. isaywaterlemon reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  20. reflections-in-water reblogged this from madhistory
  21. icequeenfrostinee reblogged this from lickaroundthescab
  22. lickaroundthescab reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  23. eamusadcaelum reblogged this from notusingthisanymorereally
  24. supersolenoidengine reblogged this from madhistory
  25. girlveal reblogged this from blackpaint20
  26. structuredstructure reblogged this from detenebrate
  27. thursdaythe12th reblogged this from detenebrate
  28. detenebrate reblogged this from madhistory