John Baldessari, Zorro (Two Gestures and One Mark)


John Baldessari (American, 1931-2020)

Zorro (Two Gestures and One Mark), 1998

Medium: Offset lithograph and screenprint on Arches paper, and flip book

Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in)

Edition of 60 + 15 A.P.: Print and flip book each hand-signed and numbered

Publisher: Oktagon, Cologne, Germany

Printer: Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles (with their chop mark)

Catalogue raisonné: Coplan Hurowitz 99

Condition: Very good

In stock

This print comes with the deluxe version of the artist’s book Zorro (Two Gestures and One Mark). The artist’s book takes the form of a flip book highlighting three movie scenes: one with Jean Paul Belmondo, one with Zorro, and one with Humphrey Bogart. Both the print and the flip book are hand-signed and numbered.

California based artist John Baldessari’s work is most often recognized as Conceptual or Minimalist. He is known for his pioneering use of appropriated imagery and works using found photography. His signature pieces are juxtapositions of images and text that delve into the power of language and the way in which art is communicated. John Baldessari‘s extensive body of work demonstrates the power of communication that can arise when texts and images are used in unison. He does this whilst offering a commentary on contemporary culture. Although he was initially a painter, since the 1970s, John Baldessari has worked less with paint and increasingly with collage as well as printmaking, film, video installation, sculpture and photography. This move away from painting gave rise to his interest in billboards, and the ways in which they function as a popular means of communication. Influences from fellow artists including Barbara KrugerCindy ShermanDavid Salle and Annette Lemieux are evident throughout much of his oeuvre. American, 1931-2020.

John Baldessari, Zorro (Two Gestures and One Mark)

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