Tamiko Thiel:

The Beauty and the Beast - "The Conjugal Bed" (1988)

In 1988 the Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri held a project seminar and group exhibition in Munich, Germany on Psyche and Amor, the ancient Greek myth that is the basis for the story The Beauty and The Beast. "The Conjugal Bed" was my contribution to the exhibit.

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The handsome young god Amor comes only at night under the cover of darkness to lie with his mortal wife, Psyche. To protect her from the wrath of his jealous mother Venus he has Psyche and her family believe she has been sacrificed to a monster. Although repulsed by the idea of sleeping with a monster she comes to love and desire her unseen husband.

© 1988 Tamiko Thiel

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