The Spence Collection
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"The Blind" English Version complete

Created 1986 Acquired 1989

I met people who were born blind. Who had never seen.
I asked them what their image of beauty was.

"The most beautiful thing I ever saw is the sea, the sea going out so far you lose sight of it."
23 sets of portrait

Artwork Story

Illustrated "The 20th Century Art Book", Phaidon
Exhibited widely:
ICA, Boston; Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv 1996; Newport Harbor Art Museum, California; Kawamura, Tokyo, Toyota Art Museums Japan 1998-9; Contemporary Museum, Honolulu 1999; Haus der Kunst, Munchen 2000; Museum Ludwig, Budapest 2001; Sprengel-Museum Hanover 2002; Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin 2003; Barbican Center, London 2005

About the Artist

Sophie Calle


Also By This Artist

Autobiographical Stories: Dutch Portrait
Created 1988 Acquired 198977

Catalog w Laurie Anderson
Created 199 Acquired 19960000

Decision Piece(?)
Created 1999? Acquired 19990001

La Fille du Docteur (book) plus photo
Acquired 19910920

"The Blind", English Version (#1 The Sea);
Created 1986 Acquired 198812

Acquired 19950000?

Newspaper sequence (wish list- we don't have it)

Poster: Autobiographical Study (Dutch Portrait)
Acquired 19910000??

The Shadow
Created 1981 Acquired 19897