John Baldessari, JBCRIAL1VY-98 for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, 1998
JBCRIAL1VY-98 for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), 1998
This print was created by the artist expressly to benefit AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), New York. The work is featured in the book, "Unframed: Artists Respond to AIDS", page 65. (see photographs). The label on the verso of the frame states that it is "1 of 96 similar works created for CRIA". The monograph (page 62) further explains: "Digital technology also figured prominently into the works submitted by conceptual photographer John Baldessari. Building on a project he had undertaken in Holland, the artist recognized similarities in the shapes of plant pots and lampshades. In order to emphasize the shapes, he digitally re-colored the shades, pots and backgrounds on photos of lamps and potted plants. By restricting his palate to one of six bright colors and eight pot and shade shapes, the artist produced 48 contrasting pairs." Thus, the present work is one of 48 pairs with this shape (96 total pieces) - with each work being unique. Hence it is pencil signed and not numbered by the artist. Please note for reference only is a photo of page 65 from the book, showing two different pairs (i.e. four prints) - but the present listing is for one unique variant - 1 work - shown here in the listing. It is elegantly matted in a window with beveled edges, and framed in a black frame. Ready to hang. An exquisite gem for any Baldessari collector; this work will look beautiful in any living room, hallway, kitchen, child or guest room or even bathroom!
12 inches x 10 inches
Sheet: 11 inches x 8.5 inches
"Unframed: Artists Respond to AIDS", A chronicle of the art sales benefiting the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), 1993-2002, Foreword by Manuel E. Gonzalez, Chapter Introduction by J.A. Forde, Published by Powerhouse Books, New York,, N.Y. page 62-65.