Sophie Calle

The Blind No. 11 "Sheep are beautiful"

1986
I met people who were born blind. Who had never seen. I asked them what their image of beauty was. - Sophie Calle English translation of text: "Sheep are beautiful. Because they don't move and because they have wool." "My mother, because she is tall and has long hair down to her bottom." "Alain Delon."
Artist
Title
The Blind No. 11 "Sheep are beautiful"
Date
1986
Medium
Photograph
Materials
two framed gelatin silver prints and three framed dye coupler prints with painted wooden shelf
Dimensions
framed b/w photograph (text), 40 x 80 x 1.6; framed b/w photograph (image), 40 x 30.1 x 1.7 cm; framed colour print (sheep), 50.5 x 36.5 x 2.5 cm; framed colour print (mother), 50.5 x 36.5 x 2.5 cm; shelf, 3.5 x 119.9 x 15 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1990
Accession number
30725.1-6