John Baldessari - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Boston, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Changing Contexts: Artschwager/Baldessari, October 27 - November 29, 1989
    Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Art, Explosive Photography, January 18 - April 25, 2004, p. 36 (illustrated, p. 18; erroneously dated 1990)

  • Literature

    John Baldessari and Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, San Francisco, 1988, p. 17 (original illustration for the present work illustrated)
    Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Three: 1987-1993, New Haven, 2015, no. 1989.24, p. 177 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "[T]hose works with dots in front of the faces—I did them for two or three years, and then it becomes a kind of branding, like Warhol or Lichtenstein.” John Baldessari

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York


Nose Promontory (With Two Women)

vinyl paint on black and white photograph
53 x 48 in. (134.6 x 121.9 cm.)
Executed in 1989.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $362,500

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019