Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W (FRENCH), 2013


Digital print on 100% cotton paper

27.50 x 19.50 in

69.8 x 49.5 cm

Edition of 150

This work comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

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    About The Work

    As is typical of Sophie Calle’s work, Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W (a digital print produced in an edition of 300) is rooted in and inspired by the artist’s personal history and memories, in this case a performance she staged in the late 1990s. Connecting visual imagery with text, the work shows an outlandish photograph of a blonde Calle in bed and surrounded by taxidermied animals along with the humorous recollection above: “In his novel Leviathan, Paul Auster describes Maria: At other times, she would make divisions based on the letters of the alphabet. Whole days would be spent under the spell of b, or c, or w. To be like Maria I spent the day of March 10, 1998 under the sign of B. B for Beauty and Bestiary, for Bat, Batman, Boar, Bull, for Bug, Badger, Bray, Bellow, Bleat, Bark, for Beastly Birdbrain, for BB.”

    About Sophie Calle

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    • Text is in French. 

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