John Baldessari[no title] 1982

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John Baldessari (born 1931)
[no title]
From Black Dice
Date 1982
MediumEtching and aquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 162 x 203 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1983
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

P07811 [from] Black Dice 1982 [P07808-P07816; P07853; complete]

Nine etchings with squatint, each 6 3/8 × 8 (162 × 203) on Velin Arches paper 16 1/2 × 19 3/4 (420 × 502), printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zurich, and one black and white photograph 8 × 9 1/4 (203 × 235). The portfolio published by Peter Blum Editions, Zurich and New York
Each inscribed ‘BALDESSARI’ b.r. and ‘31/35’; P 07853 not inscribed
Purchased from Peter Blum Editions (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

‘Black Dice’ is a set of nine etchings intended to be framed separately but shown together arranged in three rows of three. These prints are accompanied by a black and white photograph, a reproduction of a National Screen Service Corporation publicity still from the film of the same title made in 1948. The film was made in Britain and originally called No Orchids for Miss Blandish, from the story of that name by James Hadley Chase. The photograph, a piece of artificial action artificially stilled for the camera, is typical of the kind of source material Baldessari uses… (read more)

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