Candida Höfer - Douze Twelve - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais 2001
Conception by Candida Höfer
Commissioned by the City of Calais in 1884 and erected in 1895, Auguste Rodin created what is arguably his most famous bronze statue: The Burghers of Calais. A moving symbol of civic spirit and sacrifice, it also created a radically new type of monument devoid of all heroic transfiguration. With the twelfth cast of the Burghers, which was unveiled in Seoul in 1997, the authorised number of 'originals' was reached and the City of Calais decided to commission a new work on The Burghers of Calais/-this time to a photographer, Candida Höfer.
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musée des Beaux -arts et de la Dentelle de Calais from March to June 2001.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais 2001
83p - French - good condition