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Meret Oppenheim
Swiss photographer

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Meret Oppenheim
Swiss photographer
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Meret Oppenheim was a German artist who grew up in Switzerland because her dad, a doctor, had to join the army went WWI started. She is named after a girl in a short story who lived in the woods. Oppenheim turned out to be a “wild child” in a different sense. When she was 18 she moved to Paris and got to know the Surrealist crowd of artists and authors, quickly coming to the forefront as one of the most talented of the bunch. The picture shown here is of Oppenheim posing nude for the famous photographer Man Ray (and looking damn good doing it).

Most of her work has to do with feminist issues: both pointing out the cultural subjugation of women and sticking it to the man. At age 62, while receiving a prestigious award, she said in her acceptance speech, “Freedom is not given to you—you have to take it.” Amen, sista.

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Meret Elisabeth Oppenheim (6 October 1913 – 15 November 1985) was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist and photographer. Oppenheim was a member of the Surrealist movement along with André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, and other writers and visual artists. Besides creating art objects, Oppenheim also famously appeared as a model for photographs by Man Ray, most notably a series of nude shots of her interacting with a printing press.

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