Ingres and Other Parables
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27 x 30.8 cm.
  • [18] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0902063103

Ingres and Other Parables

John Baldessari

Ingres and Other Parables


Hanging wall calendar style artist's book by John Baldessari composed of artworld parables with paired non-sequitur photographs on opposing top to bottom pages. Texts in English, German, Italian, and French.


"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 93.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 275.
No. AB1972.1 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. 479.
Condition:  Very Good. Very light overall dusting to covers. Subtle crease parallel to bottom edge of recto. Light foxing along right side edge of title page, contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36310]

Condition:  Very Good. 8 cm. bumping/gentle bend to bottom left corner of publication; 6 cm. bumping and folding of upper left corner of publication and very light bumping of upper right corner. Creasing between tail edge and punch hole throughout. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36744]

Ingres and Other Parables