Quirky John Baldessari

The News: A Young Boy Being Fitted for a Gas Mask..., 2014 Multi color screenprint 46 1/2 x 35 3/8 in. (118.11 x 89.85 cm) edition of 50 

The News: A Young Boy Being Fitted for a Gas Mask...,
2014
Multi color screenprint
46 1/2 x 35 3/8 in. (118.11 x 89.85 cm)
edition of 50 

Walking through Art Basel last June I spotted a wall full of his prints and just had to stop. I had a great chat with the Gemini gallery from LA (www.geminigel.com) and we spoke about the apparently very quirky John Baldessari.

My immediate favourite piece was the one titled "A young Boy being fitted for a gas mask". First observation told me that the title had nothing to do with the picture, showing a middle aged man leaning backwards behind his dinner plate which he seems to be enjoying. You start searching for the connection and only find contrast. His prints do hit your funny bone, and I find them truly exciting.

There are still a limited amount of prints available by John Baldessari. Contact us for more information.

By the way, this video on John Baldessari is really well done: