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John Baldessari (b. 1931)
John Baldessari (b. 1931)

Raised Eyebrows / Furrowed Foreheads: Arm (with Shadow)

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John Baldessari (b. 1931)
Raised Eyebrows / Furrowed Foreheads: Arm (with Shadow)
three dimensional archival print laminated with lexan and mounted on sintra, with acrylic paint
84¼ x 44½ in. (214 x 113cm.)
Executed in 2009
Provenance
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exhibited
Lisbon, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrows / Furrowed Foreheads: Part II, 2009.

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Lot Essay

‘It would appear from Baldessari’s most recent work that after having met the master of the all-but-lifeless-likeness in those aesthetically suspect regions … Baldessari elected to replace Warhol’s acrylic splashes and squiggles with loopy facial accents and punctuation marks … that effectively transform Warhol’s malerisch deadpan into crisp diacritical mugging. Whether or not Warhol is the cause, such surely is the Baldesarri effect’
(R. Storr, ‘High Brow – Low Brow – Eyebrow’, John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads, New York 2009, pp. 10 – 11).

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