Schema Informazione 2, 1974 [magazine Galleria Schema]

Schema Informazione 2, 1974
30 x 21,5 cm
number 2, 68 pp.
published by Galleria Schema, Firenze, Italy
condition: very good, although cover carefully used
very rare
€ 300,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail


Schema Informazione is a catalogue published in magazine format on behalf of a group exhibition “Retuned to Sender” at Galleria Schema in Firenze, Italy. The exhibition was announced as ” Texts, musics, diagrams, scores, books, slides, notes, photographs, revues, video tapes, multiples, projects, statements, films, ideas………”.

List of participating artists:
Vito Acconci
Vincenzo Agnetti
Marcel Allocco
Adriano Altamira
Eleanor Antin
Eric Andersen
Giovanni Anselmo
Art & Language
Gabor Attalai
John Baldessari
Dana Atcheley
Imre Bak
Manuel Barbadillo
Robert Barry
Roberto Barni
Carlo Battisti
Lanfranco Baldi
Bernhard & Hilla Becher
Massimo Becattini
Mirella Bentivoglio
Maurizio Benveduti
Carlo Bertocci
Gerard Bjerlej
Joseph Beuys
Julien Blaine
Alighiero Boetti
Mel Bochner
Werner F. Bonin
Christian Boltanski
Giovanni Bruscino
Enrico Bugli
Chris Burden
Daniel Buren
Marcel Broodthaers
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Cioni Carpi
Luciano Caruso
Sylvano Bussotti
Giuseppe Chiari
Tullio Catalano
Claudio Cintoli
James Coleman
Giusi Coppini
Roberto Cerbai
Marco Cordioli
Maria Teresa Corvino
Claudio Costa
Attila Csernik
Guido Corazziari
Feruccio De Filippi
Robin Crozier
Radomir Damnjanovic
Anne Darboven [sic]
Henry Dale
Giuliano Della Casa
Andrea Daninos
Gino de Dominicis
Branco Dimitrijevic
Nusa & Sreco Dragan
Herman de Vries
Paolo de Manincor
Antonio Dias
Wilfried Doerstel
Herbert Distel
Goran Djordjevic
Michele de Lucchi
Audrey Flack
Luciano Fabro
G. Fonio & P.L. Paolillo
Terry Fox
Joel Fremiot
Stano Filko
Hervé Fischer
Peter Finch
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Andrea Granchi
Joseph Figueras
John Furnival
Bruno Gambone
Phil Glass
Paul Armand Gette
Zvi Goldstein
Jochen Gerz
Gilbert & George
Sigurdur Gudmundsson
Kristjan Gudmundsson
Groupe Ecart
Dan Graham
Milan Grygar
Lee Guen-Young
Groupe 70: Martin Miguel / Max Charuolen / Serge Maccaferri
Klaus Groh
John Hillard
Allan V. Harrison
Joseph Iglesias del Marquet
Hans Haacke
Alessandro Jasci
Christian Jaccard
Françoise Jannicot
Ray Johnson
Sture Johanesson
Joan Jonas
Allan Kaprow
Donald Karshan
Zdristan Jurkiewicz
Sasa Katamanova & J.H. Kocman
Hans W. Kalkmann
Per Kirkeby
Lazlo Kerekes
Annalies Klophaus
Joseph Kosuth
Richard Kostelanetz’s
Christof Kohlhöfer
Jannis Kounellis
Ketty LaRocca
Dick Landry
Auro Lecci
Ugo La Pietra
Jean le Gac
Andrea Lemmi
Sol LeWitt
Richard Long
Les Levine
Urs Lüthi
Sergio Lombardo
Inge Mahn
Robert Mangold
Maier AichenElio Marchegiani
Jean Claude Marquette
Stelio Maria Martini
Plinio Martelli
Paolo Masi
Slavko Matkovic
Eliseo Mattiacci
Mario Merz
Fabio Mauri
Albert Mayr
Edwind Morgan
Dora Maurer
Alberto Moretti
N.O. Mustill
Brenda Miller
Ito Motoyuki
Monique Nahas & Hervé Huitric
Massimo Nannucci
Maurizio Nannucci
Roman Opalka
Tomas Nillg [sic]
Dennis Oppenheim
Luigi Ontani
Claudio Parmiggiani
Charlemagne Palestine
Luca Patella
Giulio Paolini
Mario Poggiali
Andrzej Piergalski
Giuseppe Penone
Gianni Pettena
Miro Polacci
Alberto Pirelli
Josep Ponsati
Vettor Pisani
Edith Revai
Karina Raeck
Renato Ranaldi
Arnulf Rainer
Alan Riddel
Sue & Clive Robertson
Dorothe Rockburne
Gianni Ruffi
Fried Rosenstock
Edward Ruscha
Franca Sacchi
Lucas Samaras
Pedrac Sidjanin
Fulvio Salvadori
Richard Serra
Fritz Schwegler
Frank Smith
Kishio Suga
Landfried Schöpfer
Alan Sondheim
Enzo Stella
Klaus Staeck
Petr Stembera
Jan Steklik
Nikola Stojanovic
Balint Szombathy
Shohachiro Takahashi
Paul Thek
Team A3
Mikoljub Todorovic
Richard Tuttle
Jerzy Trelinski
Vittorio Tolu
Biljana Tomic
Rasa Todosijevic
Fernando Tonello
Endre Tót
Jacqueline Urban Nicaud
Timm Ulrichs
Janos Urban
Franco Vaccari
Willy Vazan
Jiri Valoch
Ben Vautier
Luca Venturi
Jürgen Vogdt
Bernard Venet
Edgardo Antonio Vigo
Wolf Vostell
Dorothee Von Windheim
Lawrence Weiner
May Wilson
Paul Wordow
William Wegman
Antonio Ximenez
Orest Zagoricnik
Michele Zaza
Jacob Zekveld
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Gilberto Zorio

JOHN BALDESSARI, I will not look at any more boring art, 2013 [sunglasses – black or white version]

JOHN BALDESSARI, I will not look at any more boring art, 2013
signed in print on leg
black version with white text and dark lenses
edition 100
published by Freeway, Los Angeles, USA

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JOHN BALDESSARI, I will not look at any more boring art, 2013
signed in print on leg
white version with white text and green lenses
edition 100
published by Freeway, Los Angeles, USA

JOHN BALDESSARI, Beach towel, 2012

JOHN BALDESSARI, Beach towel, 2012
70 x 60 inches
100% cotton beach towel
original wrapping, tag
published by WOW / Works on Whatever, New York, USA
€ 495,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered EU mail


John Baldessari is known for integrating photomontage, painting, and text. His visual juxtapositions connect words with images to illuminate, mystify, and contest meaning and expectations. In an interview he once said that he unavoidably will be remembered as the artist with the circles.

History of prices:
eBay-dynas-46, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA US$ 450.- September 2023
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys, CA, USA US$ 800.- 26 April 2023
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys, CA, USA US$ 754.- 15 December 2022
eBay-thearteryfineart, USA € 430,46 September 2021
Wright Auction, Chicago, USA € 315,- 18 November 2020
Works on Whatever, New York € 72,- / US$ 95.- December 2012 (year of issue)

JOHN BALDESSARI, Wrong [1966-1968], 2012 [LACMA print]

JOHN BALDESSARI, Wrong [1966-1968], 2012 
71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 inches
digital print on archival paper
edition unknown
published by LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
€ 340,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.JBal 000-pr


John Baldessari made this print as a painting between 1966 and 1968. He was intentionally questioning the conventions of photographic picture-making, among other things. He created this work after looking at an art instruction book about how to properly compose images. Baldessari had himself photographed in front of a palm tree. He comments: The person that did the book had sketches of the scene, of let’s say a landscape, but there would be two. And one would be right, according to him, and one would be wrong. And I loved the idea that somebody would just say that this is right and this is wrong. So I decided I would have a painting that was wrong, a work of art that was wrong, which seemed right to me.

Baldessari is interested in communicating his concept more than he is in creating something precious or unique. After he decided that his own handwriting was too personal and not distant enough he hired a professional sign painter to letter the word “wrong” you see on the original painting. This poster being just a mere reproduction may ‘as communicating his concept’ therefore be undeniably seen as a work of art, though unsigned.

John Baldessari says about his work: I’m very interested in both language and imagery; I don’t really know why, but I find word and image equally important. He is known for works that blend photographic materials such as film stills and applied discs in colour. He takes them out of their original context and rearranges their form, often outlining their shapes including the addition of words or short sentences.

This print is sold out at LACMA, Los Angeles, USA.

History of prices:
eBay-dynas-46, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA September 2023 US$ 450
eBay-hypegallery, Houston, USA August 2022 US$ 399

JOHN BALDESSARI, Brain / Cloud: with Seascape and Palm Tree, 2009

JOHN BALDESSARI, Brain/Cloud: with Seascape and Palm Tree, 2009
74 x 58 cm edition of 145
inkjet print
signed on certificate, numbered, dated                                                                                                                                        

John Baldessari: “I like banal images and I can’t think of anything more banal than a palm tree and an ocean.”
not available anymore


History of prices:
Counter Editions GBP 1,200.- September 2012

JOHN BALDESSARI, Wrong, [eraser – ca 2010]

"Wrong", 2011                                                                                                  

JOHN BALDESSARI, Wrong, n.d. [ca 2010]
5 x 7 x 2 cm
eraser, issued in bare plastic bag

Definitively a shopping item for raising money for LACMA, yet interesting enough as a practical example of the artist’s way of thinking. Partly based on John Baldessari’s painting “Wrong” from 1967.

JOHN BALDESSARI, Stairway, Coat and Person, 2011

JOHN BALDESSARI, Stairway, Coat and Person, 2011
50,8 x 40,6 cm / 20 x 16 inches
archival inkjet print
edition 120
published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA


John Baldessari is intentionally questioning the conventions of picture-making, among other things. He says: ‘I am interested in conceptual leaps people can make from one bit of information to another and how they can fill the space.’

JOHN BALDESSARI, untitled [skateboard], 2010


JOHN BALDESSARI, untitled [skateboard], 2010
79 x 20 x 6 cm / 31.5 х 8 x 2.8 inches
screenprint, wooden skate decks
edition 500
verso artist’s signature in print
published by Supreme, New York, USA
€ 620,- + € 35,- registered mail

John Baldessari uses photomontage and painting, combined with language. His deadpan visual juxtapositions equate images with words and illuminate or challenge meaning. He shakes up held expectations of how images function, often by drawing the viewer’s attention to minor details, absences, or the spaces between things and human beings. Obscuring apparently clear scenes or adding stock photography with phrases by placing colourful dots e.g. over faces, he injects humour and dissonance into scattered imagery.