ORIGINAL ART in Autograph Letter SIGNED, 4to, n.p., May 2,1967. MÉRET OPPENHEIM.
ORIGINAL ART in Autograph Letter SIGNED, 4to, n.p., May 2,1967.
MÉRET OPPENHEIM

(1913-85). Swiss artist. Oppenheim stunned the Surrealists with her artwork, "Object in Fur," purchased by MOMA in 1936, the museum's first purchase of an artwork by a woman.

ORIGINAL ART in Autograph Letter SIGNED, 4to, n.p., May 2,1967.

Oppenhiem writes a letter under her sketch rendered in pen and blue ink. She writes that she sent "19 photographs," and in a post script in pencil adds that she will send her Stockholm catalog.  SIGNED "Meret O." In 1967, the year she wrote our letter, Oppenheim was given a major retrospective in Stockholm and drew further interest in the 1970's with the growing attention to women artists.   Her comment on  the "Stockholm catalog"  may be a reference to that exhibit.   It appears that she wrote the note to Trevor after she had crafted this sketch and fit her words onto the bottom of the page. The drawing with note measures 8.25 x 11.6 and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 19 1/8 x 16. Condition: this drawing is rendered on thin paper onto which another piece of paper is attached at the back along top edge. The overall condition is very good, sunning along the right and left margins, two small light age stains near the right edge, center fold visible. After her sensational Surrealist art piece "Object in Fur" focused great attention on her, she withdrew from the art word returning later in photography as she mentions here. She developed a unique style apart from a particular movement.  .

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Price: $6,200.00

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