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Marianne Batlle
by Ami Kealoha
on 24 August 2009
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Of the many subversive crafts we've seen over the years—crocheted cupcakes, cameras and hamburgers come to mind—Marianne Batlle's handmade mix of sex and fashion takes the concept to a decidedly more edgy level. The Paris-based artist crochets penises in a range of fanciful materials and colors, incorporating silks and bows, as well as fuzzy angora threads, pearls, sequins and more, to lend personality to each one.

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Her brooches pay homage to fashion legends Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St Laurent, Coco Chanel and John Galliano, along with Bob Dylan, representing the icons in finger-puppet size beadwork. You can buy these little wearable artworks online from Arty Dandy starting at €125.

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