Item #4750 This Not That [signed]. John Baldessari.

This Not That [signed]

Manchester: Cornerhouse, 1995. First edition out of 2500. Softcover. Item #4750
ISBN: 1897586140

Quarto (8 1/2 x 11 in) 120 pp. Very good: slight shelf wear with rubbed tail, few markings on several pages.

John Baldessari is an American conceptual artist born in 1931. Baldessari is best known for his multi-media work, pasting cutouts of organic shapes and drawing on found images. Compared to the philosophical East Coast conceptual artists in the 1960's, John Baldessari's work was very ironic and playful. In 1970, Baldessari explored working with text and created one of his most recgonized pieces titled "I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art" featured in the Moma. In 2007, under the guise of W's art issue, John Baldessari and photographer Mario Sorrenti collaborated on several pieces presented by Half Gallery in New York City.

This book is named after the quote Baldessari once said to describe his practice. "I am constantly playing with the game of changing this or that. Visually or verbally."


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