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The Blind #22

Sophie Calle

Contemporary Art

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MEDIUM Gelatin silver photograph, Ektachrome print, lacquered wood shelf, text in wood frame
DATES 1986
DIMENSIONS 47 1/4 × 51 3/4 × 5 1/2 in. (120 × 131.4 × 14 cm) frame (A): 16 × 12 × 1 1/2 in. (40.6 × 30.5 × 3.8 cm) frame (B): 16 × 30 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (40.6 × 78.1 × 3.8 cm) frame (C): 21 × 30 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (53.3 × 78.1 × 3.8 cm) D: 6 × 47 × 2 1/2 in. (15.2 × 119.4 × 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "White must be the color of purity. I'm told white is beautiful. So I think it's beautiful. But even if it weren't beautiful, it would be the same thing."
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Gift of Caroline Hunter, by exchange
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Sophie Calle (French, born 1953). The Blind #22, 1986. Gelatin silver photograph, Ektachrome print, lacquered wood shelf, text in wood frame, 47 1/4 × 51 3/4 × 5 1/2 in. (120 × 131.4 × 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Caroline Hunter, by exchange, 1991.150a-d. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.150a-d_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.150a-d_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2017
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