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PRIMA FACIE: MARILYN'S DRESS. A POEM (IN FOUR PARTS)

Baldessari, John.

ISBN 10: 3865600883 / ISBN 13: 9783865600882
Published by WALTHER KONIG VERLAG., KOLN, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Trade Edition. SIGNED by John Baldessari on the title page. Fine in slate gray boards, with white titles. (5 1/4" X 6 1/2"). Bookseller Inventory # 307008

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Title: PRIMA FACIE: MARILYN'S DRESS. A POEM (IN ...

Publisher: WALTHER KONIG VERLAG., KOLN

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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More than any other artist of his generation, the Los Angeles-based Conceptual artist John Baldessari explores the relationship between reading and seeing, between language and image. In this small, provocative artist's book, Baldessari presents 16 supposedly evocative colors along with the names that they were given by the American paint companies that produced them. Across from each solid colored left-hand page, the right page offers the color's title, creating a concrete poem in four parts. For example, in part one, "Organic Order" stands beside a mulchy green, "Creative Thinker" is paired with a deep purple, "Avant Garde" goes with mustard yellow, and "Abstract" is across from sea-green. Further on we learn that warm peachy-pink stands for "Love and Happiness," while warm pinky-peach represents "Beautiful in My Eyes." Source companies include Pratt & Lambert, Benjamin Moore and Pantone.

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