La petite ballerine, 2011

by

Annette Messager

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc

Domage © Adagp

In "La Petite Ballerine" (2011), whose title refers to Degas’ "La Petite Danseuse", a “comedy” puppet sitting on a tutu embraces the bust of a child, its head lowered, made from crumpled sheets of black aluminium.

Blending love and hate, this little group evokes an uneasiness that reflects the ambivalence of relationships.

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