The Telephone Book (with Pearls)
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 21 x 14.7 cm.
  • [68] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9072191072

The Telephone Book (with Pearls)

[First Edition]

John Baldessari

The Telephone Book (with Pearls)


Artist's book by John Baldessari. Working with appropriated images of people talking on telephones Baldessari works the tension between the handset cords, people talking on phones [obscured by his charismatic cropping and circles] the tension runs from one crop to another, defining space and societal structures. Like pearls. Edited by Kaatje Cusse. Reference: Coosje van Bruggen, "John Baldessari," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Rizzoli, New York, 1990, pp. 247.


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