It’s a celebration of female power on a scale that is marvelous to behold: goddesses, witches, fashion design, film, masks for ballroom galas—Fini played with them all, and to grand effect.
Self-taught co-conspirator of the Surrealists, though never openly identifying with any specific movement, Fini is a low-key legend and one-woman march on the warpath of gender identity, artistic tradition and the unification of life with art.
If you're not obsessed with her yet, you will be.
'Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990' is on view from September 28, 2018 through March 4, 2019 at the Museum of Sex.
All photos courtesy of Museum of Sex.