A pig’s skull has become a teapot. The tea cosy is made of rat’s fur. Imagine that bourgeois ritual moment, when tea is ready with several people already gathered around the small table. And then the furry animal skull lands. A delicious shock, a clash of contradictory thoughts. Horror and delight, celebration and menace.

L 470 mm x W 200 mm x H 250 mm
porcelain, muskrat fur, stainless steel and leather
Collections include
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam;
Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden;
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France;
Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz;
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris;
Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis;
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rein;
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Photography: Jean Tholance

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