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John Baldessari

Supreme Skate Decks (Set of Three), 2010

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Lot 118
Three skate decks screenprinted in colors on seven-ply Canadian maple
31.5 x 8.0 in (80.0 x 20.3 cm)
Edition of 500
Unsigned; printed signature on top of deck (each)


This work ships from the United States.


Produced by Supreme, these skate decks display John Baldessari’s nose silhouettes, posing conceptual questions about the problem of perception and role of physiology, such as the face and nose in creating one’s identity and self.

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About John Baldessari

It is hard to characterize John Baldessari's (American, 1931-2020) varied practice—which included photomontage, prints, paintings, film, performance, and installation—except through his approach of good-humored irreverence. Baldessari was commonly associated with Conceptual or Minimalist art, though he called this characterization “a little bit boring.” His two-dimensional works often incorporate found images, composed in layers or presented as distinct pieces with an element of surprise, like a brightly colored geometric shape in the place of a face or a starkly printed sardonic caption.