John Baldessari

Smoke, Tree, Shadow and Person

John Baldessari

Smoke, Tree, Shadow and Person

Price: $2,800.00

Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
76.2 x 76.2 cm (30.0 x 30.0 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered on an adhesive label

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About the Artwork

Baldessari is known for his use of appropriation, erasure, alteration, and montage to interrupt a given narrative and forge entirely new meanings from existing imagery. He dramatizes the ordinary, although beneath the apparent simplicity of his images lay varying connotations.

"I will not make any more boring art".

John Baldessari

“Smoke, Tree, Shadow, and Person” examines the image, confronting the absurdity of the illogical narrative through the conscious removal of key visual elements. Much of Baldessari's work involves pointing, in which he tells the viewer not only what to look at but how to make selections and comparisons, often simply for the sake of doing so, as in the case of this artwork, which encourage a meditation in the viewer.

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About the Artist

John Baldessari (born 1931) is an American artist, clearly a pioneer of conceptual art and until today one of its main figures. Ever since the point when he destroyed his painterly work of a decade in 1970, Baldessari has been systematically and intensively testing the boundaries of what can be considered art.

About the printing Technique

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.