Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Laura Splan

Purse #1

Purse #1

Laura Splan. Purse #1, 2008.

Description:
"Purse #1" is a ladies evening bag constructed with remnant facial peel from the artist’s breasts. The object wavers between the delicately feminine and the grotesquely clinical in its fragile and distorted state.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
visceral, heirloom, cosmetics, facial peel, craft, trousseau, purse, skin, body, domesticity, breast

Images
Purse #1TrousseauWallpaper and Negligee #1Wallpaper (detail)Doilies (SARS)Blood ScarfProzac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
laura@laurasplan.com

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