Very interesting artist – of whom I’d never heard

Very interesting artist – of whom I’d never heard

Sue Kaplan introduced me to the work of this incredible woman who was working in the seventies doing some very interesting stuff….. and beyond.

(sorry – a little rant here – it’s quite annoying but it isn’t possible to just add links randomly in the text — or am I missing something?)

Quote from the blog post above : “In this work Messager clothed dozens of taxidermied sparrows in tiny knitted garments, then carefully laid them out in natural-history-museum-style display cabinets. Presented as if they are sleeping, cozy in their woollen wear, the little birds become an uneasy cross between scientific specimen and treasured pet.”

Annette Messager, "Le Repos des Pensionnaires", 1971-72. Centre Pompidou.

This is but one of many diverse and interesting works by Annette Messager.

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