469
469
John Baldessari
A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
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469
John Baldessari
A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Baldessari
B.1931
A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW
black and white photograph with vinyl paint, in 2 parts
Overall: 126 1/2 by 158 1/4 in. 321.3 by 402 cm.
Executed in 1988, this work will be included in volume three of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné.
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Provenance

Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in April 1990

Exhibited

Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Ni por Esas / Not Even So: John Baldessari, January - February 1989, p. 52, illustrated
CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux and Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Centre Julio Gonzalez, John Baldessari: Oeuvres de 1966 - 1988, March - July 1989

Catalogue Note

"I would go to the library and read books on photography. I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both. It could be seen as a next step for me, getting away from paintings. That might be fruitful. Later, that was called conceptual art."
John Baldessari

László Moholy-Nagy, Composition - Assemblage - Photogram, 1926
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague / Bridgeman Images
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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