John Baldessari - Wired: Online Auction London Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Giampaolo Prearo Editore, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Sweden, Malmö Konsthall, Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line, 4 March - 11 May 2010 (another variant exhibited)
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964-1977, 13 December 2011 - 11 March 2012 (another variant exhibited)

  • Literature

    Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964-1977, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011, pp. 100, 101, 134-142 (another variant illustrated)
    Robin Kelsey, Photography and the Art of Chance, Massachusetts, 2015, pp. 284-310 (another variant listed)
    David Acton, A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame, Lewes, 2019, pp. 360, 361 (another variant illustrated), 362, 363, 442 (another variant listed)
    Robin Kelsey, 'How John Baldessari Three Three Balls in a Straight Line: The making of a now-famous series of photographs', Aperture, vol. 221, January 2020, online (another variant listed)

31

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

offset lithograph with full margins with title page and colophon, in the original paper folder
each lithograph 24.4 x 32.3 cm (9 5/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
portfolio 25 x 32.5 cm (9 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1973, this work is from an unsigned and unnumbered edition of 2000.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £3,780

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 25 October - 1 November 2022