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Meret Oppenheim:

Every Idea Is Born with Its Own Form

By Martina Corgnati


MERET OPPENHEIM, Portrait – photo with tattoo,1980, photo and spray, 29.5 × 21 cm. 

Photo by Heinz Günter Mebusch, Düsseldorf, 1978, AD109. Copyright Pro Litteris, Zurich.


“Every idea is born together with its own form.” This statement provides us with a clue to follow Meret Oppenheim’s practice; an interesting one, because the artist is doubtless one of the most prominent of her generation, especially among those who work in Surrealism. Since her youth, and long before her…

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