435
435
John Baldessari
GUN/BADGE/KNIFE
Estimate
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435
John Baldessari
GUN/BADGE/KNIFE
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

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John Baldessari
B. 1931
GUN/BADGE/KNIFE
four black-and-white photographs, oil tint, mounted to board
29 by 71 3/4 in. 73.3 by 182.2 cm.
Executed in 1988. 
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Provenance

Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1989)
Private Collection (by descent from the above in 1993)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1999

Exhibited

London, Lisson Gallery, John Baldessari, May – June, 1988

Literature

Michael Archer, “Staffa Project: Immants Tillers; John Baldessari,” Art Monthly, June 1988, cat. no. 117, p. 26
Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, Eds., John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 3: 1987–1993, New Haven 2015, p. 104, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex. I always compare what I do to the work of a mystery writer—like, you don't want to know the end of the book right away. What a good writer does is give you false clues. You go here, no, that's not right; you go here, no, that's not right, and then...I much prefer that kind of game." John Baldessari

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