Meret Oppenheim

Swiss, born Germany (Berlin, Germany, 1913 - 1985, Bern, Switzerland)

X-ray of My Skull

1964; printed 1981
photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • X-ray of My Skull

    Meret Oppenheim, X-ray of My Skull, 1964; printed 1981; gelatin silver print, 9 3/4 in. x 8 in. (24.77 cm x 20.32 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Elaine McKeon; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zürich

9 3/4 in. x 8 in. (24.77 cm x 20.32 cm)
Acquired 1996
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Elaine McKeon
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zürich


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