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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    John Baldessari (b. 1931)

    Noses & Ears, Etc.: Blood, Fist, and Head (With Nose and Ear)

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    John Baldessari (b. 1931)
    Noses & Ears, Etc.: Blood, Fist, and Head (With Nose and Ear)
    three dimensional archival digital photographic print with acrylic paint
    51 5/8 x 43in. (131.13 x 109.22cm.)
    Executed in 2006


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    The artist has requested this work for inclusion in his upcoming retrospective, John Baldessari: Pure Beauty, opening at Tate Modern, London in October 2009 and travelling through January 2011 to Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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    Provenance

    Marianne Goodman Gallery, New York.
    Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, exh. cat., John Baldessari, Noses & Ears, Etc., July-September 2006 (illustrated, p. 54).