Les Fanfares de circonstance

Les Fanfares de circonstance
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Sophie Calle.

Paris. Editions Xavier Barral. 2017. First edition. No. 618 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, with matching numbered box. Cloth spine with attached illustrated paper-covered boards, with faux-fur sheath, loose illustrated leaf, protective tissue paper; all housed in grey two-part cardboard box with silver pins, numbered title label pasted to front of box. 96 pages. The book measures 155 x 105mm. 225 x 175mm (8¾ x 7"). 0.35kg. 9782365111478. French. Fine.

A signed and numbered artist book from Sophie Calle in the form of a Poeme-Objet. The book was created to accompany the exhibition Beau double, monsieur le marquis! at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris. The show explored Calle's work around the theme of hunting - being hunted and being the hunter. Les Fanfares de circonstance continues these themes containing a poem derived from hunting terms used in the books Le Grand gibier: les especes, la chasse, la gestion and Dictionnaire de la chasse, and the whole being wrapped in a faux-fur sheath.