Sophie Calle (French, b. 1953)
Les Seins Miraculeux/The Breasts (13/150), 2013
Digital print on 100% cotton paper
27.50 x 19.50 in
Certificate of Authenticity, attached on verso, is signed and numbered by the artist. 150 copies in English, 150 copies in French; this is an English example. Published by Perrotin. In excellent/fine condition. Framed using all conservation materials. Text on artwork - English: "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 months, 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 sights."