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John Baldessari, Give me a B, give me an A .., 2009

Estimate: €850 - €1,105

Description: 10 times foldable leporello with 20 digital pigment prints on 'Hahnemühle Photo Rag' paperUnited States, 2009John Baldessari (born 1931) - American conceptual artistSigned ‘BALDESSARI’ in ballpoint and numbered ‘54/75’ in pencil on a label on the reverse, along with the publisher’s stamp, dated 2009Edition from the series ‘FORTY ARE BETTER THAN ONE’, 2006-2009Published by Schellmann Art Production, Munich and New YorkDimensions, folded: 32 x 25 cm; overall dimensions, opened: 32 x 250 cmIn original cardboard slipcase: 32.3 x 25.4 cmVery good conditionA typical playful text work of Baldessari, which reads the artist’s nameObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Condition:The work is in a very good condition, showing only the lightest signs of storage. The protective pergamin paper is missing. The folded leporello measures 32 x 25 cm, and the dimensions of the unfolded leporello are 32 x 250 cm.John Baldessari (born 1931)The US-American artist John Baldessari is an important representative of contemporary new media and conceptual art. He was born in 1931 in California and today lives in Santa Monica, L.A. The artist is an autodidact and teaches currently at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1970, he received international notoriety with his ‘Cremation Project’, while burning his own paintings in public. Afterwards, he focused on the exchange of image and language. His oeuvre comprises photographic works, video performances, collages and cut-ups. Baldessari’s works have been exhibited at the Biennale in Venice and twice at the Documenta in Kassel, amongst others. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: €850 (0 bids)

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John Baldessari, ‘Raised Eyebrows’, Screenprint, 2009

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,950

Description: Screenprint in colorsUSA, 2009John Baldessari (b. 1931) – American Conceptual artistPublished by Gemini G.E.L., Long Angeles, CA with their blind and ink stamps on versoFrom an edition of 70Signed by the artist, dated, and numbered in the lower recto marginSheet dimensions: 31 ¾ x 30 ¾ (80.6 x 78.1 cm)Very good conditionEstimate: $3,000-$4,000John Baldessari (born 1931)The US-American artist John Baldessari is an important representative of contemporary new media and conceptual art. He was born in 1931 in California and now resides in Santa Monica, LA. The artist studied as an autodidact and now teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles. He gained fame in 1970 with his ‘Cremation Project’ where he burnt his own paintings in public. He then focused on the exchange between image and language. His oeuvre comprises works of photography, video performances, collages and cut-ups. Baldessari’s works were shown at the Biennale in Venice and twice at the Documenta in Kassel.ConditionIn overall very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Starting bid: $1,500 (0 bids)

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John Baldessari, ‘National City (2)’, 1996/2009

Estimate: $7,500 - $9,750

Description: Archival inkjet photograph with hand painted acrylicUSA, 1996/2009John Baldessari (b. 1931) – American Conceptual artistPublished by Patrick Painter Editions, Hong Kong & VancouverSigned by the artist on the publisher and artist’s label on versoNumbered from an edition of 12 on label on versoFrom the National City PortfolioDimensions: 19 1/8 x 18 ¾ in. (48.5 x 47.7 cm)Very good conditionWorks from John Baldessari’s ‘National City’ are rare to auction. The series, comprising of eight works, is named after the artist’s hometown, National City, California. This is an individual from the series and represents a rare opportunity to own a significant work by the artist. The image is of a local street scene with an iconic hand painted grey acrylic circle censoring out much of the original picture plane. The hand painting element makes the work itself a unique variant within the overall series. Other hand painted, unique photographic works of this size by Baldessari have sold at auction for upwards of five figures.John Baldessari (born 1931)The US-American artist John Baldessari is an important representative of contemporary new media and conceptual art. He was born in 1931 in California and now resides in Santa Monica, LA. The artist studied as an autodidact and now teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles. He gained fame in 1970 with his ‘Cremation Project’ where he burnt his own paintings in public. He then focused on the exchange between image and language. His oeuvre comprises works of photography, video performances, collages and cut-ups. Baldessari’s works were shown at the Biennale in Venice and twice at the Documenta in Kassel.ConditionVery minor occasional spots, faint handling soling on verso. Otherwise, in very good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Live Auction: 9 days 21 hours

Starting bid: $7,500 (0 bids)

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John Baldessari (American, born 1931) Give me a B, give me an A The leporel

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Description: John Baldessari (American, born 1931) Give me a B, give me an A The leporello of twenty pigment prints, ten printed in colours, 2009, on Hahnemühle paper, signed in black ball-point pen, numbered 43/75 in pencil on the publisher’s adhesive label affixed to the revers of the last page, published by Schellmann Art Production, New York, with full margins, housed within the white card slipcase, overall 2480 x 320mm (97 5/8 x 12 5/8in) (unframed)

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