The Plastic Surgery (ENG), 2013


Digital print on 100% cotton paper

27.56 x 19.68 in

70.0 x 50.0 cm

Edition of 150

This work comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

PRICE: $450

27.56 x 19.68 in

70.0 x 50.0 cm

Edition of 150

Unframed: $450
Framed: $800
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    About The Work

    As is typical of Sophie Calle’s work, Le nez / The plastic surgery (a digital print produced in an edition of 300) is rooted in and inspired by the artist’s personal history and memories. Connecting visual imagery with text, a photograph of Calle’s profile serves as an intimate depiction of the engaging, blunt, and slight unnerving short story that appears above: “When I was fourteen, my grandparents suggested that I needed plastic surgery. They made an appointment with a famous cosmetic surgeon, and it was decided that my nose should be straightened, that a scar on my left leg should be covered up with a piece of skin taken from my ass, and that my ears should be pulled back. I had doubts, but they reassured me; I could change my mind up until the very last moment. In the end, though, it was Doctor F. himself who put an end to my dilemma. Two days before the operation, he committed suicide."

    About Sophie Calle

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    • Text is in English.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 23" x 14.5"
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