Fish Figurines Toys for Girls

Fish Figurines

New! Fish figurines by Mimi Berlin. Toys for Girls from the Bagatelle series.
Below we present: “Used Fish” and ‘Fish Lamp 3’! These fish figurines, well actually they are whales, are based on our classic Fish Lamp in black. The ‘Used fish’ and the ‘Fish lamp 3’ are assembled with hard-plastic (second hand found, early plastics, tupperware, rubber and a led-light.) The tails are made of pressed glass. Both figurines are unique and signed pieces.

Important Bagatelles

At first glance the ‘Important Bagatelles de Mimi Berlin‘ seem like unpretentious objects, fast compositions and even trifle maybe. That’s all true; the statuettes are light in style and come with a very mellow character, they are bagatelles. Why are they ‘Important Bagatelles’ we hear you ask. Well: the important part lies in the fact that the sculptures are carefully made as a source of stimulation. First the stimulation of the basic human senses. Then you are supposed to glide into a state of body awareness which is, ideally, lust.

Mother Nature

‘Toys for Girls’ is dedicated to Mother Nature; no natural materials whatsoever are used. We try to clean-up the globe by using discarded plastic and glass. And we like to keep things positive in the age of the ‘plastic soup’. So, we celebrate the inventions of early-plastics like bakelite and celluloid, Also by finding the beauty in perspex, rubber, and other non-biodegradable plastics. But only in so-called “feminine” pastel colors. Remember, this series of statuettes is dedicated to Mother Nature, not Father Nature.

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La Jeune Marletta

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The sad story of La Jeune Marletta, Ice Skater  (Born a nameless orphan, Chicago, USA. 19??/1915 )
mimi_berlin_iceskater©Mimi Berlin, La Jeune Marletta, Ice Skater. 2013. 1920s glass, 1970s ceramic and plastic, water. 6.5 x 11 cm.

La Marletta was adopted by Bernhard Salchow (Father of Ulrich Salchow, the inventor of the jump bearing his name (1)) He adopted the little child after immigrating to the United States from Sweden leaving his family behind in 1910. Continue reading

Statuettes in Room 34 at Hotel Modez

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On the left: The Dip series, animals. (permanent collection of Hotel Modez)mimi berlin modez hotel
Small and black assemblages, animals. (permanent collection of Hotel Modez)mimi berlin modez hotel
The Spanish Flowerpot (permanent collection of Hotel Modez)mimi berlin modez hotel
Small collection from the Mimi Berlin Archives

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