Female Figurine in Tang Dynasty Style - Teracotta Replica of Freud's Ceramic Figurine by Sun Ae Kim


Exclusive to the Freud Museum, a unique replica of the teracotta figurine that sits on Sigmund Freud's desk.

In June 1938, Freud and his family fled Nazi occupied Vienna, and made for London. During the journey they stayed briefly in Paris where his friend and colleague Marie Bonaparte gave him a number of small female figures, including the Woman in Tang dynasty style.

Freud was uncertain about whether his collection would be allowed to leave Vienna, and the gift of these figures was an attempt to help console him over the traumatic circumstances surrounding his departure.

One of the last pieces he acquired, the Woman in Tang dynasty style stands proudly on Freud’s desk.

All busts are individually made and will vary slightly.
Height: 17cm
Width: 6cm
Weight: 240g

Packed in a cotton gift bag and comes with an info sheet. 

Sun Ae Kim is a creative thinker and a contemporary storyteller using ceramics. She is interested in how ceramics can capture everyday stories through a contemporary interpretation of the past and present.

After leaving the RCA, she co-founded the Studio Manifold, a group of nine artists and designers whose practice grew up alongside each other within the ceramics and glass studio at the Royal College of Art.

Sun Ae collaborated with the Alexander McQueen For the Paris Fashion Week 20011/12 and exhibited her works in the UK and worldwide, including the Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art in LA, the Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Sun Ae is now based in London and Seoul. She set up her own studio in Korea called ‘The Biscuit Studio’ where she explores her personal projects, commissioned works, designs and collaboration works as well as continuing her research and writing.

Sue Ae's Website

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