Meret Oppenheim

The Swiss artist and poet Meret Oppenheim was born in 1913 in Berlin, Germany, and died in 1985 in Basel, Switzerland. She was one of the major figures in Surrealism and developed a free and multifaceted body of work. Using drawing, sculpture, painting and collage, among other mediums, she produced works that were both abstract and figurative in equal measure, and created strange objects, such as her iconic work Déjeuner en fourrure (1936), which consists of a cup, saucer and spoon, each completely covered with fur.

Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.