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.

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