Details:

For this print, part of a larger group of seven prints, the artist worked at the Branstead Studio. This pairing resulted in a particular fidelity with the photogravure technique, providing a particular sense of depth and clarity to the work. The aquatint printing lends each image a hand-painted look.
Unframed
Edition of 45
Signed

① Artwork:

Falling Star

For this print, part of a larger group of seven prints, the artist worked at the Branstead Studio. This pairing resulted in a particular fidelity with the photogravure technique, providing a particular sense of depth and clarity to the work. The aquatint printing lends each image a hand-painted look.

John Baldessari frequently uses images culled from film stills or stock photos. The artist is known for adding color circles over the faces of figures in the photographs—a technique that can negate ideas of identity, intention and hierarchy. Baldessari was known for conceptual appropriation and rearrangements of found imagery, and starting in the 1960s, was a central pillar of the California art scene.

Specs:

20.63 inches
62.5 inches

③ Artist:

John Baldessari

John Baldessari was a major American artist known for conceptual appropriation and rearrangements of found imagery. The artist often juxtaposes images culled from film stills or stock photos in ways that can at times verge on a sculptural scale. Baldessari's most iconic device is the application of color circles over the faces of figures in photographs—negating ideas of identity, intention and hierarchy.

④ Additional:

John Baldessari:
Falling Star, 1989-1990
Photogravure with color aquatint
62.5 × 20.6 inches /