JOHN BALDESSARI | ARMS & LEG (SPECIF ELBOWS & KNEES), ETC (PART TWO): K (YELLOW)
1931 - 2020
ARMS & LEG (SPECIF ELBOWS & KNEES), ETC (PART TWO): K (YELLOW)
acrylic on colour photograph, on two adjoined canvases, in artist's frame
152.4 by 100.3 cm. 60 by 39½ in.
Executed in 2008, this work is from an edition of 3.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot
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The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate. Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some minute and unobtrusive superficial scuffs in isolated places to the black. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
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Phillips, de Pury & Company, New York, MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction, 15 May 2008, Lot 7 (donated by Marian Goodman)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
“For most of us photography stands for the truth, but a good artist can make a harder truth by manipulating forms or pushing paint around. It fascinates me how I can manipulate the truth so easily by the way I juxtapose opposites or crop the image or take it out of context" (John Baldessari cited in: Coosje van Bruggen, John Baldessari, New York 1990, p. 56).