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Sophie Calle Ainsi de suite, 2016

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  • Medium

    Sculpture : chalk, paper, slate

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    9.4 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 50 copies
    2 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    On the occasion of the release of Sophie Calle's survey book Ainsi de suite, we offer a limited edition of 50 copies including the eponymous book and the work Ici reposent des secrets specially created by Sophie Calle. The limited edition, in a metal box, is signed and numbered by the artist.

    Between a catalogue raisonné and an artist book, Ainsi de suite gathers together Sophie Calle's work from 2003 on, taking up on where things were left in M'as-tu vue, the first survey book of the artist's works between 1979 and 2003. Ainsi de suite begins with this series and carries on through ongoing projects, featuring works as well as installation views.

    Limited edition box set,
    signed and numbered by the artist,
    including the book Ainsi de suite
    and the work Ici reposent des secrets,
    carved and engraved by Michel Bertrand studio,
    on slate from the Galicia quarries.
    Size: 18 x 24 cm

    The limited edition includes 50 out of trade copies,
    numbered I to L and reserved to the artist.
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Sophie Calle

France Born in: 1953 Masterpieces

Sophie Calle is a visual artist, photographer, writer, and director who lives in Malakoff, France. She was born in 1953 in Paris. While she grew up, her family's friends were artists such as Martial Raysse, Arman, or Christian Boltanski. 

She traveled for seven years before returning to Paris, where she decided to discover the city through other people. She started following people in the street, and once followed a man to Venice. On one occasion, a friend pointed out the warmth of the sheets that she felt when she lay in bed beside her. That is how she got the idea to invite people to stay in her bed 24 hours a day, taking turns in order to occupy it for eight days. This experiment drew the attention of the art critic Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, the husband of one of the women who took part in her project; this is how her projects became works of art.

Her work focuses on intimacy. Being herself very solitary, she is interested in the rise of individualism that sometimes takes disturbing shapes. She is increasingly attracted by dangerous and perverse situations, in preset scenarios. Her works deal with the self and play (“je" and “jeu" in French), where through play she thinks of different scenarios for the "self", thus raising the question of identity in her “autofictions". Always setting rules for these games, she also manages to control seduction and love, two elements that play a central role in her work. Her fantasies materialize and the experiences of her daily life are part of the games she invents.

Art has a therapeutic role for her as she brings into her work her own pain, which she sometimes compares with the testimonials of other people. She defines her art as "situation art" in which choices are confronted, creating tension.

Sophie Calle makes art that is narrative in order to bring her ideas to life, and her body of work is built gradually from her different pieces, over time. She uses various modes of expression: storytelling, anecdote, remake, self-portrait, confidences... She also varies the media and can use images, speech, text...

Sophie Calle's work has been exhibited in some of the most important museums of the world, such as Centre Georges Pompidou or the MoMA in New York, but also at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

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