Sophie Calle, ‘The Armchair’, 2018, Sculpture, Pigment print, embroidered woolen cloth, wooden box, Fraenkel Gallery
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Sophie Calle

The Armchair, 2018

Pigment print, embroidered woolen cloth, wooden box
28 27/40 × 20 3/4 × 2 27/40 in
72.8 × 52.7 × 6.8 cm
$32,000
Location
San Francisco
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Fraenkel Gallery
San Francisco

Because is part of Calle’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between narrative, memory, and …

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Sophie Calle
French, b. 1953
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Sophie Calle—whose practice often incorporates writing, photography, installation, film, and more to explore intimacy, identity, interpersonal relationships, obsession, and vulnerability—could easily be considered one of the most significant Conceptual artists of the second half of the 20th century. In works from the 1970s and ’80s, Calle took on the role of detective: In Suite Vénitienne (1980), the artist followed a relative stranger—someone she had met briefly at a party—all the way from Paris to Venice, secretly documenting his whereabouts and eventually publishing her findings and writings in a book; in The Hotel (1981), Calle secured a job as a hotel maid so that she could methodically go through the belongings of guests and document them in photographs. In 2007, Calle represented France at the 52nd Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Take Care of Yourself,” which then traveled to some 20 museums around the world. Calle has had major retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Whitechapel Gallery in London, and her work is held in countless esteemed museum collections.

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Because is part of Calle’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between narrative, memory, and photography, and mixes humor and melancholy with her particular eye for irony. Subjects include the North Pole depicted in blue darkness, in a picture Calle made “Because that’s what you do when you are at the ends of the …

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Sophie Calle
French, b. 1953
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Sophie Calle—whose practice often incorporates writing, photography, installation, film, and more to explore intimacy, identity, interpersonal relationships, obsession, and vulnerability—could easily be considered one of the most significant Conceptual artists of the second half of the 20th century. In works from the 1970s and ’80s, Calle took on the role of detective: In Suite Vénitienne (1980), the artist followed a relative stranger—someone she had met briefly at a party—all the way from Paris to Venice, secretly documenting his whereabouts and eventually publishing her findings and writings in a book; in The Hotel (1981), Calle secured a job as a hotel maid so that she could methodically go through the belongings of guests and document them in photographs. In 2007, Calle represented France at the 52nd Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Take Care of Yourself,” which then traveled to some 20 museums around the world. Calle has had major retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Whitechapel Gallery in London, and her work is held in countless esteemed museum collections.

Sophie Calle

The Armchair, 2018

Pigment print, embroidered woolen cloth, wooden box
28 27/40 × 20 3/4 × 2 27/40 in
72.8 × 52.7 × 6.8 cm
$32,000
Location
San Francisco
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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