Four Events and Reactions
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 12.5 x 18 cm.
  • [52] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Four Events and Reactions

John Baldessari

Four Events and Reactions


Artist's book based around four stereoscopic events and reactions photographed by Baldessari. Four events are pictured: (1) Putting a finger in milk; (2) Touching a cactus; (3) Putting out a cigarette; and (4) Pushing a plate off a table. A young woman's reactions are pictured on facing pages. "This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, from November 21st, 1975, through January 4th, 1976"


No. AB1975.2 in "John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Six: 2011 – 2019" by Patrick Pardo, Robert Dean, Michael Auping, Philipp Kaiser, David Platzker. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2020, pp. 483.
Florence, Italy: Centro Di,
Condition:  Good. Moderate rubbing of covers and cover edges with markings from fingerprint oils to black covers. Additional cover wear includes light scratching and bumping of spine corners. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36709]