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Sophie Calle’s Controversial ‘Address Book’ Will Be Published as a Book for the First Time

(Photo courtesy of Siglio Press)

Sophie Calle is getting ready to publish one of her early controversial works, The Address Book, in book form in English for the first time, with art book imprint Siglio Press. The work, which will be released on Oct. 31, is a compilation of essays that Ms. Calle wrote for a column for the French newspaper Liberation, in the summer of 1983. And while it has been reproduced in very limited edition as a portfolio of lithographs by Gemini G.E.L. in 2009, this is the first time these will be made available to the general public in complete form as a trade publication.

“People haven’t really read or seen these works unless they were lucky enough to catch one of the exhibitions when it was at MoMA or P.S.1,” said Lisa Pearson of Siglio Press. “This is a different thing.” Read More