John Baldessari - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Three), 7 April - 5 May 2007, p. 25 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Patrick Pardo, Robert Dean, Hannah B. Higgins and David Salle, John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné: Volume Five: 2005 - 2010, New Haven, 2019, p. 168 (illustrated)
    Jori Finkel, 'In the Studio: John Baldessari', Art + Auction, vol. 32, no. 4, December 2008, p. 60 (illustrated)
    Dennis H. Busch, Robert Klanten, Noelia Hobeika and Anna Sinofzik, The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern At, vol. 2, Berlin, 2016, p. 289 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The series ‘Noses & Ears, Etc.’ had its inception when I was a painter in the mid-50s. I was immersed in thinking about totality (what is a whole and what is a part?)...To represent people only by an ear and/or nose became for me another way of reducing human identity to a minimum. Faces become clichés like anything else, so viewing people only by ears and/or nose might enable the viewer to see afresh.' - John Baldessari


Nose & Ears, Etc., Part III: Two Altered Persons (One with Yellow Nose)

inkjet prints and acrylic on foam PVC board, in artist's frame
110.5 x 235.6 cm (43 1/2 x 92 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2007.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £181,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019