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John Baldessari
PERSON WITH PILLOW; DESIRE/LUST/FATE
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 451,000 USD
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458
John Baldessari
PERSON WITH PILLOW; DESIRE/LUST/FATE
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 451,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

John Baldessari
B.1931
PERSON WITH PILLOW; DESIRE/LUST/FATE
acrylic on black and white photograph and color photographs, in 3 parts
overall: 104 1/2 by 69 in. 265.4 by 175.3 cm.
Executed in 1991.
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Provenance

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich

Catalogue Note

I hated looking at all these unknown faces (in my pictures) because they represented the real world. Finally...I decided to cover them over with some white disks....I realized that I had transformed these figures into generic types as opposed to people....As I developed the idea I began to color code the disks I would use. A red disk on someone made him or her appear dangerous while a green disk had the oppostie effect. A blue disk represented some sort of aspiration, a Platonic idea, while a yellow disk stood for chance and chaos. John Baldessari (Exh. Cat., John Baldessari: Somewhere Between Almost Right and Not Quite (With Orange), Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim, p. 54)

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