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Sophie Calle

In Memory of Frank Gehry's Flowers, 2014

Eleven two-sided plexi-framed color photographs and text, arrangeable in a painted wood, grooved, wall-mounted shelf - 54 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. - Glass vase by Frank Gehry 10 x 6 in. - Color photograph with hand-cut edge, framed 41 1/2 x 54 1/2 x 2 in. ( cm)
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Sophie Calle and Gemini G.E.L.
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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Sophie Calle and Gemini G.E.L.
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

In Memory of Frank Gehry's Flowers, 2014

Eleven two-sided plexi-framed color photographs and text, arrangeable in a painted wood, grooved, wall-mounted shelf - 54 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. - Glass vase by Frank Gehry 10 x 6 in. - Color photograph with hand-cut edge, framed 41 1/2 x 54 1/2 x 2 in. ( cm)
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Los Angeles
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