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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Book Description Walther Konig, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. new title edition. 44 pages. 5.50x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __3865600883
Book Description Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH and Co. KG. Abt. Verlag, 2006. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CW-9783865600882
Book Description Walther König, Köln, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P113865600883