Weng Contemporary


Bum Glasses (Set of 2)-Laure Prouvost-1

Laure Prouvost is the first French (cheeky) artist to have won the Turner Prize, for an installation named Wantee; an imaginary tea party setting with teacups depicting surreal lips and buttocks. Prouvost's work is as whimsical as it is penetrating. It addresses miscommunication and ideas becoming lost in translation, playing with language as a tool for the imagination. The Bum Glass(es) were created as a limited edition on the occasion of her marriage to a British man. With the depiction of a “Bum” the artist's fantasy blends with provocation to better serve the purpose and chronicle the nude, a priori feminine, in a way that is as unscrupulous as it is denouncing.

“ Female artists nowadays are so magical—we have a whole history to grow on and develop. These characters are really a personal link to the bigger picture—to feminism and humanity. The great thing for me with fiction is that I'm less precious about what I say. „

Laure Prouvost