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Clth, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 38 color / 57 bw.

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Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique

Text by Sophie Calle, Monique Szyndler.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique.'The haunting story of Sophie Calle’s mother, told through diary excerpts and family photographs
“She was called successively Rachel, Monique, Szyndler, Calle, Pagliero, Gonthier, Sindler,” reads the first lines of Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique, embroidered on the cover. “My mother liked people to talk about her. Her life did not appear in my work, and that annoyed her. When I set up my camera at the bottom of the bed in which she lay dying—fearing that she would pass away in my absence, whereas I wanted to be present and hear her last words—she exclaimed, ‘Finally.’”
Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique tells the story of Monique Szyndler, Sophie Calle’s mother who died in 2007, through diary excerpts and photographs selected by the artist from family albums. Described as “haunting” and “a mystery novel that tirelessly searches for a missing person,” the Rachel Monique project honors a daughter’s complicated relationship with her mother and the artist’s deeply felt grief.
This volume, presenting Calle’s installation of Rachel Monique at the Palais de Tokyo, was designed in close collaboration with the artist. The cover text is embroidered to create a precious object, and all of the texts relating to the installation are beautifully embossed. Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique is a highly personal and moving book, intimate and universal in its expressions of mourning and memory.
Sophie Calle (born 1953) creates works exploring the tensions between the observed, the reported, the secret and the unsaid. She has mounted solo shows at major museums across the world and represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2007, where her film of her mother’s deathbed, Couldn’t Capture Death, premiered.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique.'

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T Magazine

Mary Kaye Schilling

A highly personal work of mourning that manages to be universal in its evocation of the emotionally complex mother-daughter relationship.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/19/2017

Sophie Calle Signing at 192 Books

Sophie Calle Signing at 192 Books

Tuesday, April 25 from 2:30 - 4PM, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. and 192 Books invite you to join Sophie Calle for a book signing to celebrate the release of Rachel Monique.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/12/2017

Sophie Calle in the News!

Sophie Calle in the News!

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle finally gets her due in America, with a forthcoming show at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco, a 25-year project at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn and a major profile in 'T Magazine' this weekend, running alongside a feature that thrills us to the core — a portrait of the artist through her books. Mary Kaye Schilling writes: "Over the course of her 38-year-long career, Sophie Calle has established herself as one of France's most celebrated conceptual artists. In her work, she has attempted to metaphorically seduce her father; she once asked 107 women to respond to an ex-boyfriend's breakup email; and for a story in T's culture issue, the 63-year-old artist showed up to have her portrait taken pregnant — pregnant with a cat. Here, a short list of the eccentric artist's best book projects." Read more below.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/25/2017

Sophie Calle's exquisite tribute to her mother, Rachel Monique

Sophie Calle's exquisite tribute to her mother, Rachel Monique

"Monique wanted to see the sea one last time," Sophie Calle writes of her mother in Rachel Monique. "On Tuesday, January 31, we went to Cabourg. The last journey." Above this English translation, the same text is debossed in large letters. Across from it, this photograph appears. There has never been a book quite like this one. Embroidered sparkling linen cover, a variety of deluxe papers, spot varnish on reproductions of vintage photographs, excerpts from Calle's mother's diaries, and Calle's own texts and photographs documenting the process of laying her mother to rest add up to much more than the sum of their parts. Described as "a highly personal work of mourning that manages to be universal in its evocation of the emotionally complex mother-daughter relationship," by Mary Kaye Schilling in T Magazine, Rachel Monique is one of two new books that Calle will be signing 2:30-4PM today at 192 Books. continue to blog


SOPHIE CALLE MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique

SOPHIE CALLE: RACHEL MONIQUE

Text by Sophie Calle, Monique Szyndler.

EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

ISBN: 9782365111171 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Sophie Calle: True Stories

SOPHIE CALLE: TRUE STORIES

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330060404 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 8/23/2016
Active | Awaiting stock


Sophie Calle: My All

SOPHIE CALLE: MY ALL

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330053697 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | In stock


Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne

SOPHIE CALLE: SUITE VéNITIENNE

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9781938221095 | US $34.95

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
Active | In stock


Sophie Calle: True Stories

SOPHIE CALLE: TRUE STORIES

Text by Sophie Calle.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330023416 | US $24.95

Pub Date: 10/31/2013
Out of print | Not Available


Sophie Calle: Ghosts

SOPHIE CALLE: GHOSTS

Text by Sophie Calle.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330020149 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | Awaiting stock


Sophie Calle: Voir la mer

SOPHIE CALLE: VOIR LA MER

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330016166 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2014
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Sophie Calle: Detachment

SOPHIE CALLE: DETACHMENT

Text by Sophie Calle.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330019808 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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Sophie Calle: Double Game

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME

With the participation of Paul Auster.

VIOLETTE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781900828284 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
Active | Awaiting stock


Sophie Calle: The Address Book

SOPHIE CALLE: THE ADDRESS BOOK

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9780979956294 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2012
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Sophie Calle: Blind

SOPHIE CALLE: BLIND

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330000585 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2012
Active | In stock


Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself

SOPHIE CALLE: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Text by Sophie Calle.

DIS VOIR/ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782742768936 | US $125.00

Pub Date: 12/15/2007
Active | In stock


Sophie Calle: Double Game

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME

With the participation of Paul Auster.

D.A.P./VIOLETTE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781933045696 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 9/1/2007
Out of print | Not Available


Sophie Calle

SOPHIE CALLE

Artwork by Sophie Calle. Edited by Inka Schube. Text by Knut Ebeling, Christine Karallus, Elisabeth Strowick.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883755922 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2003
Out of print | Not Available


Sophie Calle: Double Game And The Gotham Handbook

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME AND THE GOTHAM HANDBOOK

Artwork by Sophie Calle. Text by Paul Auster.

VIOLETTE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781900828062 | US $125.00

Pub Date: 1/2/2000
Out of print | Not Available




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