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Archives: Brian Allen

22nd November 2022

Meret Oppenheim Exhibition Is a Marvel about a Swiss Unicorn

Oppenheim’s fur-covered teacup was so instantly famous that it makes her seem a ‘one hit wonder’. She wasn’t. After a lean two decades, her diverse and cerebral output– paintings, sculpture, assemblages, collage – reveals less an orthodox surrealist than someone able to put unlikely things together. States one critic “Oppenheim deserves a place in any modernist pantheon you can assemble.