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John Baldessari: Prints Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

John Baldessari: Prints Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

John Baldessari

John Baldessari was a major contemporary American artist, a profound and prolific luminary of
the Conceptual art movement. His work is based on images, sometimes his own, sometimes
appropriated from old movies, advertisements, or photographs you might have found on the
walls of your grandmother’s house. His works are collections of disparate elements, where
each has lost its original voice, but when placed together, mold themselves into a strange,
exciting whole where the visual sum is greater than its parts. In certain ways we know what we
see, but what we see has transformed beyond its original meaning. Baldessari pushes us
further into creating a reinterpretation by often blocking out (or adding on) with color the central
features of many of the individual images. Through his juxtaposition, the mundane becomes not
just ironic, but iconic.

Image Credit:

John Baldessari, Two Sets (Detail)

Well, I do deal with the presence of absence. I’ve said this before elsewhere, but I love what Nam June Paik once told me: “What I like about your work is what you leave out.” What I leave out is more important. I want that absence, which creates a kind of anxiety...Now, if there’s something psychological about that, it’s that there’s a human need to edit one’s surroundings….It’s about human attention.

-John Baldessari in conversation with Jeremy Blake, Artforum 2004

John Baldessari

2623 Third Street, Santa Monica

2000

27 x 27 in. (69.6 x 68.6 cm) each

A suite of four color lithographs with silkscreen printed on Somerset 300 gr. Paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 61 (Ref: Hurowitz no.109-112)

$8,000.

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John Baldessari

Engravings with Sounds: SOB, GRUNT, CLACK, SNEEZE, URG, TOOT, 2015

2015

sizes variable from 26 x 10 7/8 in. (66 x 27.6 cm) to 26 x 25 1/4 in. (66 x 64.1 cm)

Set of six archival inkjet prints

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 30

$17,500.

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John Baldessari: Prints 1986-1990

John Baldessari

Falling Star

1989-90

62 1/2 x 20 5/8 in. (158.8 x 52.4 cm)

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.43)

$8,000.

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John Baldessari

Helmsman (With Various Fires)

1989-90

98 x 55 in. (248.9 x 139.7 cm) overall

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on three sheets of Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.44)

$10,000.

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John Baldessari: Prints 1986-1990

John Baldessari

Life's Balance (With Money)

1989-90

51 x 42 1/2 in. (129.5 x 108 cm) overall

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.46)

$25,000.

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John Baldessari

Overlap Series: Double Motorcyclists and Landscape (Icelandic)

2003

27 x 27 in. (68.6 x 68.6 cm)

Color lithograph

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 90 (Ref: Hurowitz no.115)

$2,500.

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From the L.A. Times, Monday, June 11th, 2001

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Paradise

John Baldessari

1989-90

28 x 53 1/2 in. (71.1 x 135.9 cm)

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.47)

$25,000.

John Baldessari

Six Rooms

1993

17 1/4 x 21 in. (43.8 x 53.3 cm) each

Color offset lithograph with varnish & handwritten type printed on 6 sheets of Sennelier Bristol paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 150 (Ref: Hurowitz no.64)

$3,500.

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John Baldessari

Two Hands (With Distant Figure)

1989-90

52 3/4 x 35 in. (134 x 88.9 cm) overall

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.45)

$4,500.

John Baldessari

Two Sets (One With Bench)

1989-90

47 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. (108 x 75.6 cm)

Photogravure with color aquatint printed on Somerset Satin 410G paper

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions

Edition of 45 (Ref: Hurowitz no.49)

$25,000.

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Baldessari came to prominence in the 1970s with his early text paintings, hand painted phrases on canvas, and moved on to photographic images paired with text. Throughout his career he maintained his interest in the relationship of words and imagery, often delighting in the absurd and pointing out the irony in contemporary art theory and culture.

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