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A Short History Of The Egg In Popular Culture









1. Hans Finsler Eggs in mirror II, 1929
2. Jeff Koons Cracked Egg, 1995-1997
3. Man Ray Ostrich Egg, 1944
4. Maison Martin Margiela Door-stopper egg, Line 13
5. Josef Sudek Egg and glass, 1952
6. Marjan Pejoski Björk Swan Dress, 2001

When it comes to evolutionary history, artists have taken unanimous position. The egg was first, everything else just follows. The perfect object to be studied, portrayed and decontextualized. Thus, the egg equals David, the icon of (still) life.
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