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VIDEO: Why French Artist Sophie Calle Bought a Burial Plot in Bolinas
KQED Newsroom

July 28, 2017



Sophie Calle has been a regular visitor to in the sleepy coastal town of Bolinas ever since she launched her professional career there, producing a series of photographs of gravestones in the late 1970s.

Recently, the famous French conceptual artist made the unusual move of buying herself a grave plot in Bolinas cemetery. KQED’s senior arts editor Chloe Veltman caught up with Calle among the gravestones while the 63-year-old artist was in the Bay Area for the opening of a major exhibition of her work at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco.

Curated by Ars Citizen, Sophie Calle’s exhibition, Missing, is on view at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco through Sunday, Aug. 20. Entry is free.

This segment originally aired on Friday, Jul. 28 on KQED Newsroom. To watch the full show, click here. To view the segment at KQED Arts, click here

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