The always humorous Hans-Peter Feldmann's show at London's Serpentine gallery goes through the contents of the vast chasm that is a woman's purse.

This article titled “A handbag? Surely you’re joking, Mr Feldmann …” was written by Mark Brown, arts correspondent, for The Guardian on Tuesday 10th April 2012 16.46 UTC

In a show opening in London, the contents of women’s handbags – crumpled receipts, the roll-up tobacco, shoes – are spilled out into glass cases. But isn’t it intrusive, displaying such personal items in a public art gallery for all the world to see? “Oh God, of course,” said gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones cheerfully. “But it’s fascinating isn’t it?”

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