John Baldessari - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the publishers by the present owner


Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)

The complete set of 12 offset lithographs in colours, on coated stock paper, with full margins, with title page and colophon, the sheets loose (as issued), all contained in the original blue letter-pressed paper folder with die-cut window opening, and navy fabric-covered portfolio with gilt printed title.
all I. 17.8 x 26 cm (7 x 10 1/4 in.)
all S. 24.3 x 32.3 cm (9 5/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
portfolio 26.8 x 34.4 x 2.5 cm (10 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Signed and numbered ‘502’ by the publishers in ball-point pen on the colophon, from the initial edition of 2000 unsigned and unnumbered copies (there was also a later printed edition of 500 reserved for the publishers, signed by the publishers and numbered), co-published by Edizioni Giampaolo Prearo and Galleria Toselli, Milan, all unframed.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £5,334

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023