Jean-Christophe Bailly

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Writer, poet, philosopher and playwright Jean-Christophe Bailly, born in 1949, is also close to several painters and frequently stopped by the Bordas print shop. We collaborated on a print representing a story from one of his texts about Nefertiti who, separated from her daughter at birth, never saw her child again. While visiting Egyptian collections in Berlin, he discovered busts of each woman in two different museums, and imagined both exiled from Egypt, communicating from opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. Bailly wanted to draw the precise trajectory of their gazes (indicated by the red arrows in the image) to symbolize their "encounter,” but realized in the end that their eyes never meet.