John Baldessari - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Houston, Deborah Colton Gallery, Word, September 16 - November 4, 2006

  • Literature

    Gea Politi, "John Baldessari: Undangerous Minds", Flash Art, Milan, no. 246, June - July 2004, p. 102 (illustrated)
    Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Four: 1994-2004, New Haven, 2017, no. 2003.18, p. 325 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I was always interested in language. I thought, why not? If a painting, by the normal definition of the term, is paint on canvas, why can't it be painted words on canvas? And then I also had a parallel interest in photography… I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both. It could be seen as a next step for me, getting away from paintings. That might be fruitful. Later, that was called conceptual art.”
    John Baldessari


Horizontal Series: Display

digital photographic print mounted on Sintra
38 3/4 x 77 3/4 in. (98.4 x 197.5 cm.)
Executed in 2003.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $87,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017