Monday, November 17, 2014
Sophie Calle | The Dice
Paris, France: Item Editions, 1999/2001
7 x 7 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 250 (each language)
An ivory dice in a housed in a satin-lined leather box, which contains a text printed in gold:
"I always liked that we decide for me. With B, we had a rule of game": the even days he made the decisions, the odd days it was me. When he left for America, he offered me this dice to replace him."
The English edition of 250 is housed in a red box, with the French (also 250) is in black.
In a June 2009 Phillips auction, this sold for $1250 US, more than twice the high estimate of $400 - $600. Later that year, in November, also at Phillips the estimate was $500 to $700 and it sold for $625.00.