White linen embroidered with a flower and the initials 'SC' with a letterpress narrative describing its role in protecting the artist from AIDS. Colour silk screen print after S. Calle, 1993.
- Calle, Sophie.
- [between 1990 and 1999];
- Part of
- Images pour la lutte contre le SIDA
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About this work
The embroidery of Sophie Calle's initials was by one Valentine, a centenarian. Calle gave it to one Hervé who was sick with AIDS, as a thank-offering for his refusal to sleep with her when he was HIV-positive, and in the hope it may give him strength. He died at the age of thirty-six
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