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John Baldessari (American, b.1931)
LOT ID: 64951
I Saw It, 1997

Lithograph, on Arches 88 paper
17.38 х 14.38 in. (44.15 x 36.53 cm.)
Signed, stamped, and dated "BALDESSARI 97" in pencil, lower right; numbered "40/100" in pencil, lower left; chop mark, lower left; On Verso: stamped with copyright in black ink, lower right; inscribed with workshop number in pencil, lower right
Edition 100 plus 22 AP, 1 BAT, 2 PP
Foundry/Publisher Side Street Projects, Los Angeles; Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles
Lot description
Since 1973 John Baldessari has been exploring photography as a way to create collaged compositions that explore the relationships between images. He takes his imagery from many sources, including advertising and film. He also applies a painterly element to remind the viewer that the hand of the artist is not only in the ordering of the images but to hybridize mark making and photo making. John Baldessari has been termed "one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid-1960s." From his phototext canvases to his composite photo collages and installations, Baldessari has contributed to the definition of postmodern art. In the early 1970s, he produced droll conceptual videotapes that are ironic investigations into perception, meaning and interpretation, rendered with deadpan, often absurdist humor. Baldessari is one of the most well known artists of our time, with over 120 solo exhibitions worldwide.

This b&w lithograph is hand-signed by John Baldessari. Limited Edition of 100 numbered copies. Published by S.S. Project and Printed by Cirrus Editions, Ltd. in 1997 by pigment ink process.

Image: 11.375 x 11.375
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
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