Skip to Main Content

John Baldessari, Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads, 2008. Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery.

John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads

John Baldessari has long been fascinated by what differentiates a part from a whole, especially when his subject is the human body. To examine this distinction, the pioneering conceptual artist often portrays an isolated feature of the body—a floating nose or a raised eyebrow, for example—over and over again, reproducing the motif in a variety of colors, mediums, and sizes. As its title suggests, “Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads” is a series that focuses on the area between the eyes and the hairline, challenging viewers to determine whether these facial features are a part or a whole. The alarmed expression in “Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads” was also a timely call to action. Baldessari released these sculptures and prints in 2008 and 2009, a time when the economic recession was in full swing. “Aren’t we all worried? These works may be viewed as depicting that condition,” he noted.

Medium
Reveal less
Price
Reveal less
Ways to buy
Reveal less
Check
Buy now
Check
Make offer
Check
Bid
Check
Inquire
Size
Reveal less
This is based on the artwork’s average dimension.
Check
Small (under 40cm)
Check
Medium (40 – 100cm)
Check
Large (over 100cm)
Time period
Reveal more
Color
Reveal more