Sophie CallePicasso in Quarantine

As part of a 2023 exhibition at the Musee Picasso commemorating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, Sophie Calle presented photographs of paintings kept covered by paper and linens during lockdown. These images reckon with Picasso’s legacy and memory, in tandem with Calle’s own work and possessions filling three floors of the museum. Calle described seeing the pieces in isolation as “a ghostlike, less intimidating presence that I immediately photographed.”