little cosy birds
18/11/2011 § Leave a comment
Annette Messager – an exhibition I went to see quite a while ago….
I adore this 1971-72 work. ‘Les Repos des Pensionnaires’ (translated to “Boarders at Rest”) Annette 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, cosy in their woollen wear.
I loved this exhibition and especially this piece.