Frieze Masters 2014
Galerie Berinson, Berlin and ubu Gallery, New York
October 15 – 19, 2013
Thursday – Saturday: 11pm – 7pm
Sunday: 11pm – 6pm
Galerie Berinson and Ubu Gallery are pleased to present Hans Bellmer & Unica Zürn at Frieze Masters, London. Beginning with Bellmer’s highly influential poupée [“doll”] photographs from the mid-1930s, the display at Booth F10 also includes drawings and paintings by both artists, including many made during their tumultuous, seventeen-year love affair.
Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) is best known for a series of photographs of two life-sized adolescent female dolls created by him and captured in sexually-laden environments of his own staging.
Already an accomplished author, Unica Zürn (1916-1970) fully explored her artistic potential and produced substantially all of her serpentine and chimerical works during the 1950s and 60s while intimately involved with Bellmer. Companions in life and in art, both artists encouraged each other in a deep exploration of permutations and transformations of the body, eroticism, language, and ritual.
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