JOHN BALDESSARI, untitled [skateboard], 2010
79 x 20 x 6 cm / 31.5 х 8 x 2.8 inches
screenprint, wooden skate decks
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.