JOHN BALDESSARI (1931-2020)
Property from an Important Private Collection
JOHN BALDESSARI (1931-2020)

Two Cars (One Red) in Different Environments

Details
JOHN BALDESSARI (1931-2020)
Two Cars (One Red) in Different Environments
acrylic and vinyl on photographs, in two parts
69 x 87 in. (175.3 x 221 cm.)
Executed in 1990.
Provenance
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Private collection, Latvia
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 17 May 2007, lot 358
Private collection, New York
Halsey Minor, Los Angeles
His sale; Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 13 May 2010, lot 13
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
P. Pardo and R. Dean eds., John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume Three: 1987-1993, New Haven, 2015, p. 245, no. 1990.60 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Sonnabend Gallery, John Baldessari, September-October 1990.
Canton, New York, The Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, John Baldessari /Claes Oldenburg (Scale/Selection/Narration), October-November 1992.
Italy, Museo d’Arte Moderna Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, John Baldessari, December 2000-March 2001.

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Lot Essay

“For most of us photography stands for truth… But a good artist can make harder truth by manipulating forms or pushing paint around. It fascinates me how I can manipulate truth so easily by the way I juxtapose opposites or crop the image or take it out of context” (J. Baldessari, quoted in C. Van Bruggen, John Baldessari, New York, 1990, p. 214).

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