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Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

12 colored photographic plates
25 x 32,5 cm
In special embossed box
Unsigned and unnumbered
Edition of 2000 plus 500 publishers copies
Published by Edizioni Giampaolo Prearo and Galleria Toselli

The set of 12 color offset prints was conceived on occasion of John Baldessari’s first solo exhibition in Italy in 1973. The regular edition of 2.000 is sold out and there are only a few of the 500 publishers copies left.

It is one of a few only photographic works and beautifully visualizes the artists experimental approach to conceptual art, also in relation to his teachings at CalArts Institute in California until 1986.

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John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

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John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Detail

John Baldessari

Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line (best of thirty-six attempts), 1973

Special embossed box