John Baldessari (American, 1931 - 2020)

John Baldessari

American | 1931 - 2020

John Baldessari was an American photographer who was born in 1931. His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto. Numerous key galleries and museums such as The Broad have featured John Baldessari's work in the past.John Baldessari's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 30 USD to 2,517,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 2,517,000 USD for COMMISSIONED PAINTING:  A PAINTING BY EDGAR TRANSUE, sold at Sotheby's New York in 2014. John Baldessari has been featured in articles for WHITEWALL, The Art Newspaper and Art Viewer. The most recent article is Art Basel Hong Kong: The Best Booths to Visit at the Art Fair written for AnOther in March 2024. The artist died in 2020.

Artist's alternative names: John Anthony Baldessari

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Brutus Killed Caesar - John Baldessari

Brutus Killed Caesar

By John Baldessari
Wallpaper samplers, set of four - John Baldessari

Wallpaper samplers, set of four

By John Baldessari

Current Exhibitions

Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful

Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa | Florida | USA
Aug 05,2023 - Apr 21,2024

Works on Paper

Berggruen Gallery
San Francisco | California | USA
Mar 07,2024 - Apr 25,2024

Selected Works by Gemini Artists

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Chelsea | New York | USA
Jan 02,2024 - May 18,2024


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..While he is best known for his juxtapositions of words and images, Ruscha’s career remains incredibly diverse...

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Patrick Painter, Inc.

..Faces and physiognomy, and particularly the orificial and sensory features of noses and ears, have been present in various guises in Baldessari’s work throughout his career...

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Sprüth Magers, London

..Baldessari is famously known for his work involving the obfuscation of faces with a colored dot, an act that objectively re-emphasizes focus to the action or event captured in the work...

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Shin Gallery

..Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads highlights not only the animated dialogue in which painting and photography have long and successfully been engaged in Baldessari’s work, but also the tradition in his...

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Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

.. Baldessari's lifelong interest in language, both written and visual, has been at the forefront of both his artwork and his teaching, through which, over more than thirty years, he has nurtured and influenced...

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