Bless Beauty Hairbrush

A work made of hair and wood.

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  • A work made of hair and wood.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Bless (German and French, founded 1997)
Ines Kaag (German, born 1970)
Desiree Heiss (Austrian, born 1971)

About this artwork

The design studio Bless persistently creates work that falls within and between the categories of fashion, beauty,
interior decor, and fine art. Early in their collaboration, the Bless designers produced this hairbrush, which features flowing locks of human hair in place of bristles. This act of replacement resulted in an uncanny item that recalls Surrealist objects from the early 20th century. However, the designers dismiss this connection, insisting that the brush is a tool whose purpose is to preserve hair as a souvenir, a practice associated with Victorian mourning traditions.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

BLESS eine GmbH (Designer)

Title

Bless Beauty Hairbrush

Date

1999

Medium

Hair and wood

Dimensions

Brush: 23 × 8 × .6 cm (9 × 3 × 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Architecture Purchase Account Fund

Reference Number

2017.120

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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