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Mixografia
Los Angeles
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Mixografia®

A pioneering force in Conceptual art, John Baldessari transformed pop cultural and art historical iconography into meditations on image, language, appropriation, and authenticity. He worked in a variety of media including sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, film, performance, installation, and books. Text frequently appears throughout Baldessari’s oeuvre. The artist often concealed faces in found photographs with colored dots, a strategy that forces his viewer to look at the images’ contexts, rather than at the particularities of the subjects. Baldessari exhibited widely within his lifetime, showing in cities including New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Zürich, and Berlin. His work belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum, among others.

High auction record
US$4.4m, Christie's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions
2021
John Baldessari: Selected WorksGemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
2020
JOHN BALDESSARI: 30 Years at Gemini G.E.L.Gemini G.E.L.
2016
L'image voléeFondazione Prada
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A B C Art (Low Relief): A/Ant, Etc. (Keyboard), 2009

Mixografia® print on handmade paper
44 × 259 in
111.8 × 657.9 cm
Edition of 20
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Mixografia
Los Angeles
Medium
Publisher
Mixografia®

A pioneering force in Conceptual art, John Baldessari transformed pop cultural and art historical iconography into meditations on image, language, appropriation, and authenticity. He worked in a variety of media including sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, film, performance, installation, and books. Text frequently appears throughout Baldessari’s oeuvre. The artist often concealed faces in found photographs with colored dots, a strategy that forces his viewer to look at the images’ contexts, rather than at the particularities of the subjects. Baldessari exhibited widely within his lifetime, showing in cities including New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Zürich, and Berlin. His work belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum, among others.

High auction record
US$4.4m, Christie's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions (3)
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