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Have Dinner With Marina Abramović (Sort Of)

Marina Abramovic Bernardaud MoMA

Performance artist Marina Abramović teams up with Bernardaud on a collection of plates.

Whether or not you're alone for Valentine's Day dinner, Marina Abramovic has a "method" for you to have a great time.

The artist returned to MoMA for the first time since her epic 2010 retrospective, The Artist is Present, to introduce a collection of dinner plates she created in partnership with the fine tableware brand Bernardaud.Abramovic Bernardaud Misfits

The collection, entitled "Misfits for the Table", comes in two sets of mismatched plates with motifs inspired by Abramovic's own heritage and previous artwork. The symbol of the wolf eating a lamb while a crow is watching (very appetizing!) comes from her personal family crest in Montenegro, and the golden lips detail is taken from a 2009 performance piece entitled, well, Golden Lips.

There's also a funny short film, Abramovic Method, in which the artist talks you through the meaning behind each plate, and offers two practical solutions for using them: a "Misfit Dinner For Two" or a "Lonely Dinner for One" -- in which she praises the benefits of eating alone.

Watch the video below:

"Misfits For The Table" by Marina Abramovic and Bernardaud: Set of four plates, $580 each set, limited edition of 2000, available at the MoMA Design Store and MoMAStore.org.

Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty (Abramovic)

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