About this work

De quel amour (By What Love)

Tweed, metal, wool, chain, and plush
68 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Ariane, ma soeur, de quel amour blessée 
Vous mourûtes aux bords où vous fûtes laissée!
Ariadne, my sister, wounded by what love,
You died on the shore where you were abandoned.

     – Jean Baptiste Racine, from Phèdra, Act I, Scene 3  (1677)

In her own words...