Iconic as a photographic subject and influential as a creator of iconic objects, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) was both artist and muse, and was uniquely liberated in both roles. In celebration of the centennial of her birth, Mirrors of the Mind looks at Oppenheim's singular position as maker and subject of art through numerous sculptures, prints, paintings and photographs. From the iconic Object in Fur to lesser-kwn pieces, Oppenheim's consistently poetical and humorous work continues to find resonance in contemporary art through its candor and ecomy of means. This substantial, handsomely designed mograph shows the artist to have been an inspirational figure in her own era--for artists such as Man Ray, Picasso and Max Ernst--as well as an important feminist artist.
Belinda Grace Gardner, Christian Walda, Werner Spies