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Sophie Calle

Dream Wedding (from True Stories), 2001

A diptych comprised of a Cibachrome print and a gelatin silver print
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Each flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, no. 2 in an edition of 5 (2).

Photograph 43 by 63 in. …

Each flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, no. 2 in an edition of 5 (2).

Photograph 43 by 63 in. (109.2 by 160 cm.)
Text panel 15¾ by 15¾ in. (40 by 40 cm.)

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Sophie Calle
French, b. 1953
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A controversial figure as well as one of France’s leading conceptual artists, Sophie Calle explores her own psychological and emotional terrain in multimedia works, probing ideas of control, freedom, gender, intimacy, and distance in human relationships. Perhaps her most contentious work, Address Book (1983) was inspired by an address book that Calle found on the street, photographed, and sent back to its owner. She then rang the numbers in the book to assemble a portrait of the owner, turning the results into a multimedia installation. For Take Care of Yourself (2007), which was exhibited in the French pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Calle invited 107 women from various walks of life to interpret and assess a breakup note the artist received in an email. In a range of media including photographic portraits, textual analysis, and filmed performances, women pore over the emotional content of the email; contributions include a clairvoyant’s response, a scientific study, and a child’s fairytale.

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About the work
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Each flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, no. 2 in an edition of 5 (2).

Photograph 43 by 63 in. …

Each flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, no. 2 in an edition of 5 (2).

Photograph 43 by 63 in. (109.2 by 160 cm.)
Text panel 15¾ by 15¾ in. (40 by 40 cm.)

Medium
Photography
Sophie Calle
French, b. 1953
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A controversial figure as well as one of France’s leading conceptual artists, Sophie Calle explores her own psychological and emotional terrain in multimedia works, probing ideas of control, freedom, gender, intimacy, and distance in human relationships. Perhaps her most contentious work, Address Book (1983) was inspired by an address book that Calle found on the street, photographed, and sent back to its owner. She then rang the numbers in the book to assemble a portrait of the owner, turning the results into a multimedia installation. For Take Care of Yourself (2007), which was exhibited in the French pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Calle invited 107 women from various walks of life to interpret and assess a breakup note the artist received in an email. In a range of media including photographic portraits, textual analysis, and filmed performances, women pore over the emotional content of the email; contributions include a clairvoyant’s response, a scientific study, and a child’s fairytale.

Sophie Calle

Dream Wedding (from True Stories), 2001

A diptych comprised of a Cibachrome print and a gelatin silver print
Edition 2/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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