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Autobiographies; Amnesia, from the series The Husband

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Sophie Calle, Autobiographies; Amnesia, from the series The Husband, 1992, gelatin silver print with text panel, Museum Purchase: Funds from the Contemporary Art Council, © unknown, research required, 2012.6.1a,b

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Title

Autobiographies; Amnesia, from the series The Husband

Related Titles

series (original language): The Husband

Artist

Sophie Calle (French, born 1953)

Date

1992

Medium

gelatin silver print with text panel

Edition

2/5

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 65 3/4 in x 38 1/4 in; text: 18 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in

Collection Area

Photography; Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

French

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Funds from the Contemporary Art Council

Accession Number

2012.6.1a,b

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

gelatin silver prints

nudes

photographs

Description

Calle is often the subject of her work, inventing personas and telling stories that blur boundaries between fiction and reality. This work is part of an ongoing project called "True Stories" (also known as "Autobiographies"). Pairing texts with photographs, Calle appears to be revealing intimate details of her life and the lives of others. The works speak to the vulnerability and trust experienced in relationships, the risks we partake in them, and the social mores that shape private and public lives.

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