Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art/Rizzoli, 1990. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"Baldessari thinks in terms of both/and rather than either/or. He has a hard time even imagining himself confined to the perfecting of a single theme, executed in one style, embodying the universal experience and knowledge. Correspondences and contradictions are integral within one work, and differ from one work to the next, for his art is based on the imperfect human condition." Comprehensive monograph on pioneering conceptual artist John Baldessari's varied body of work, published on the occasion of his first full-scale retrospective, stopping at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Walker Art Center, Whitney and Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal. Illustrated with over 375 color and black-white photos and reproductions paired with text by renowned sculptor and art critic Coosje van Bruggen, this volume contains four special projects Baldessari created for this volume. With extensive exhibition history, exhibition check list and bibliography. Light wear to edges of wraps. Near fine. Item #2837