2009, (23,8 x 31,5 cm), 540 pp. English text, numerous ills., hardcover.
Catalogue Raisonné. This is the first definitive study of print work of this prolific artist's career that has spanned nearly forty years. Highly anticipated by collectors and academics alike. John Baldessari, conceptual artist and teacher, has lived and worked in California all his life. Considered a pioneer of postmodern ideas in the 1970s, he came to prominence with his early text paintings and moved on to photographic images paired with text. His projects include artist books, videos, films, billboards, and public works. He has maintained his interest in the relationship of words and imagery, of delighting in the absurd, and pointing out the irony in contemporary art theory for more than 35 years. Baldessari has been active as a printmaker since 1970. This book - John Baldessari, A Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Multiples 1971 -2007- marks the first comprehensive accounting of this tremendous body of work and the influence this artist has had on the international art world.