The Breasts (ENGLISH), 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, Les seins miraculeux / The breasts (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 bare chest serves as an intimate depiction of the engaging and lighthearted coming-of-age story that appears above: “I was a flat-chested teenager. Still, wanting to be like my friends, I bought a bra, a soutien-gorge, which, of course, I didn’t need. My mother, who possessed a magnificent bosom and a sharp wit, called it my “soutien-rien”—my support-nothing. I can still hear her words today. Over the years that followed, my chest slowly pushed out. Nothing to write home about, though. Suddenly, in 1992, a transformation occurred. In the space of six month, spontaneously, I had proper tits: no treatments, no operations. A miracle. I swear. I was thrilled, but not really surprised. I put this feat down to twenty years of frustration, envy, dreams and sighs.”

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    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 18" x 18".
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