Publisher: London: Violette Editions, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108044
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. A one-inch wide maroon ribbon, pasted to the outer spine, ties the book closed. Text (in English) by Paul Auster and Sophie Calle. 298 pp., with numerous black and white and color reproductions. 11-1/5 x 8-1/8 inches.
Near Fine (small abrasion to upper right front corner, else Fine).
A complex and multi-layered collaboration between novelist Paul Auster and artist Sophie Calle, in which Calle documents her performance of a character in Paul Auster's novel "Leviathan," a character originally inspired by Calle's work. Mutual 'thanks' and copyright notice bound into book after dedication page ('To Frank Gehry"), as issued. Ten pages from Paul Auster's "Leviathan" (7 3/4 x 5 inches) bound into book after contents page, as issued. This publication also includes a retrospective of Calle's work including, "Suite vénitienne," "The Detective," "The Hotel," and "The Striptease."