John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne : Volume Two: 1975-1986 Hardback
Edited by Patrick Pardo, Robert Dean
The second in a projected four-volume series of the complete catalogue of works by John Baldessari Compiling four-hundred-plus unique works of art, this volume traces the shifts and developments in conceptual artist John Baldessari's work from 1975-86.
It covers his photo-based works such as the "Strobe," "Word Chain," and "Pathetic Fallacy" series from 1975; the "Violent Space" and the seminal "Concerning Diachronic/Synchronic Time: Above, On, Under (With Mermaid)," from 1976; and the "Blasted Allegories" series from 1977-78, which drew heavily from the artist's vast collection of photo stills taken from commercial television. In the 1980s, Baldessari's art took a different direction, beginning with the expansive "Fugitive Essays" triptychs from 1980 and leading to 1982's photographic interpretations of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Building on these themes, Baldessari began producing a body of work that was inspired in part by dreams, psychology, film, and popular culture.
Ensuing works were more formal, elaborate, and large-scale.
From 1984 to 1986 Baldessari created a number of works that employed his soon-to-be-signature colored discs painted over people's faces in the photos. An introductory essay will provide a close reading of selected works and a historical context for understanding Baldessari's art from this period.
A detailed chronology and exhibition history and bibliography are also included.
This is the second of a projected four-volume catalogue raisonne.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 496 pages, 500 color + 20 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 04/03/2014
- Category: Art & design styles: Conceptual art
- ISBN: 9780300198102