John Baldessari

American, 1931–2020

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It is hard to characterize John Baldessari's varied practice—which includes photomontage, artist’s books, prints, paintings, film, performance, and installation—except through his approach of good-humored irreverence. Baldessari is commonly …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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$4.4m, Christie's, 2007
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Noses & Ears, etc. (part two): (yellow) face with (blue) nose and drums, 2006
Sold on Jun 20, 2021
$176,400
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Photography
digital photographic print and acrylic on foam PVC board
152.4 x 274.3 cm
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$176,400
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Jun 20, 2021
Phillips
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Noses & Ears, etc. (part two): (yellow) face with (blue) nose and drums, 2006
digital photographic print and acrylic on foam PVC board
Jun 20, 2021
Phillips
$176,400
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Photography
152.4 x 274.3 cm
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Jun 20, 2021
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$176,400
Horizontal Series: Blind, 2003
Sold on Jun 20, 2021
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Photography
digital photographic print mounted to foam PVC board
198.4 x 99.7 cm
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Jun 20, 2021
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Horizontal Series: Blind, 2003
digital photographic print mounted to foam PVC board
Jun 20, 2021
Phillips
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198.4 x 99.7 cm
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Jun 20, 2021
Phillips
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Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£8,190
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Print
12 offset lithographs in colours, on coated stock paper
34.2 x 27.0 x 2.0 cm
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£8,190
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Jun 18, 2021
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Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
12 offset lithographs in colours, on coated stock paper
Jun 18, 2021
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£8,190
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34.2 x 27.0 x 2.0 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£8,190
Prima Facie: Marilyn's Dress, 2006
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€1,300
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Screenprint in pink and black
46.0 x 28.4 cm
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€1,300
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Jun 1, 2021
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Screenprint in pink and black (luscious) Signed, dated "07" and numbered "13/45" on the back. Accompanied by an In-8 ° volume, signed in ink and numbered "13/45" The whole in black cardboard box with a label on the front printed of the titles, Artist and publisher (Walther König, Cologne) 28.4 × 46 cm Sharon Coplan Hurowitz 171 Box composed of a signed and numbered; screenprint in colors and a signed and numbered book. 11.18 × 18.11 in. Sold € 1,300 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Prima Facie: Marilyn's Dress, 2006
Screenprint in pink and black
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€1,300
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46.0 x 28.4 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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€1,300
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Screenprint in pink and black (luscious) Signed, dated "07" and numbered "13/45" on the back. Accompanied by an In-8 ° volume, signed in ink and numbered "13/45" The whole in black cardboard box with a label on the front printed of the titles, Artist and publisher (Walther König, Cologne) 28.4 × 46 cm Sharon Coplan Hurowitz 171 Box composed of a signed and numbered; screenprint in colors and a signed and numbered book. 11.18 × 18.11 in. Sold € 1,300 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
Sold on May 6, 2021
€10,625
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OFFSET LITHOGRAPH ON COATED PAPER, IN TWELVE PARTS
32.5 x 24.0 cm
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€10,625
Auction Sale
May 6, 2021
Christie's
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John Baldessari (1931-2020) litografia offset su carta, dodici elementi 17.5 x 24 cm. (stampa) 24 x 32.5 cm. (foglio) Realizzata nel 1973; ed. di 2000 esemplari, pubblicata da Edizioni Giampaolo Prearo e Galleria Toselli, Milano THROWING THREE BALLS IN THE AIR TO GET A STRAIGHT LINE (BEST OF THIRTY-SIX ATTEMPTS); OFFSET LITHOGRAPH ON COATED PAPER, IN TWELVE PARTS L'opera non richiede Attestato di Libera Circolazione al fine della sua esportazione. This work does not require an export license. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
OFFSET LITHOGRAPH ON COATED PAPER, IN TWELVE PARTS
May 6, 2021
Christie's
€10,625
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32.5 x 24.0 cm
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May 6, 2021
Christie's
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€10,625
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John Baldessari (1931-2020) litografia offset su carta, dodici elementi 17.5 x 24 cm. (stampa) 24 x 32.5 cm. (foglio) Realizzata nel 1973; ed. di 2000 esemplari, pubblicata da Edizioni Giampaolo Prearo e Galleria Toselli, Milano THROWING THREE BALLS IN THE AIR TO GET A STRAIGHT LINE (BEST OF THIRTY-SIX ATTEMPTS); OFFSET LITHOGRAPH ON COATED PAPER, IN TWELVE PARTS L'opera non richiede Attestato di Libera Circolazione al fine della sua esportazione. This work does not require an export license. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
Sold on May 1, 2021
£7,560
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offset lithograph, in 12 parts
32.3 x 24.2 cm
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£7,560
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts), 1973
offset lithograph, in 12 parts
May 1, 2021
Phillips
£7,560
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32.3 x 24.2 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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£7,560
Large Door, from Hegel's Cellar (S. 1986.01H, H. 28), 1986
Sold on May 1, 2021
$5,040
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Photography
Photogravure and aquatint, on Rives BFK paper
96.5 x 50.5 cm
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$5,040
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May 1, 2021
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Large Door, from Hegel's Cellar (S. 1986.01H, H. 28), 1986
Photogravure and aquatint, on Rives BFK paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$5,040
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96.5 x 50.5 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$5,040
Heaven; and Hell (Diptych) (H. 38), 1988
Sold on May 1, 2021
$5,418
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2 etchings with aquatint, scraping, roulette and photo-etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper
80.0 x 121.3 cm
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$5,418
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May 1, 2021
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Heaven; and Hell (Diptych) (H. 38), 1988
2 etchings with aquatint, scraping, roulette and photo-etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$5,418
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80.0 x 121.3 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$5,418
Six Ear Drawings (Complementary Colors) (H. 175-180), 2007
Sold on May 1, 2021
$4,788
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6 etchings in colors, on Magnani Pescia paper
21.9 x 27.9 cm
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$4,788
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Six Ear Drawings (Complementary Colors) (H. 175-180), 2007
6 etchings in colors, on Magnani Pescia paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$4,788
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21.9 x 27.9 cm
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May 1, 2021
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$4,788
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
$20,160
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comprising twelve offset lithographs printed in colors, on coated stock paper
25.72 x 17.78 cm
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$20,160
Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
The complete portfolio, comprising twelve offset lithographs printed in colors, 1973, from the edition of 2,000 (there are also 500 publisher's sets, signed by the publisher and numbered), with the title page and justification, on coated stock paper, contained in the original blue slipcase with die-cut window opening (12 prints) images: 177 by 259 mm 7 by 10 ⅛ in sheets: 242 by 323 mm 9 ½ by 12 ¾ in overall: 245 by 327 by 5 mm 9 ⅝ by 12 ⅞ by ¼ in
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)
comprising twelve offset lithographs printed in colors, on coated stock paper
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
$20,160
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25.72 x 17.78 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$20,160
Description
The complete portfolio, comprising twelve offset lithographs printed in colors, 1973, from the edition of 2,000 (there are also 500 publisher's sets, signed by the publisher and numbered), with the title page and justification, on coated stock paper, contained in the original blue slipcase with die-cut window opening (12 prints) images: 177 by 259 mm 7 by 10 ⅛ in sheets: 242 by 323 mm 9 ½ by 12 ¾ in overall: 245 by 327 by 5 mm 9 ⅝ by 12 ⅞ by ¼ in