fur lifejacket

Fur lifejacket, for fabulous shipwrecks

January 18, 2016

Fur lifejacket, for fabulous shipwrecks

I made this fur lifejacket partly in homage to Meret Oppenheim, one of the founders of surrealism and most famous for her “Object in Fur,” a fur teacup and spoon. Oppenheim is yet another woman artist who did not receive the credit or status she was due.

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“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

January 29, 2007

“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

 

It is very odd to find yourself being used to illustrate some oblique purpose. My fur lifejacket, made as a sort of surrealist conversation piece from a real vintage lifejacket and a discarded mink jacket found in thrift, ended up here:

Fur for LACMA: “Following up on the announcement from the New York Times that the LA County Museum of Art isn’t getting Eli Broad’s collection, may I suggest this fur life jacket to be distributed to the museum committee.

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