Akron: The Emily H. Davis Art Gallery of the University of Akron with the cooperation of the Sonnabend Gallery, New York and The Ohio State University, Columbus, . Baldessari, John. First edition. 4 x 10 3/4 inches, (35) pp., photo-illustrated. Spiral bound printed wrappers. Fine, with just the slightest evidence of use along the top edge of the front wrapper at the spiral. Item #51300
John Baldessari, born National City, California, 17 June 1931, is well known for using disparate elements of everyday life in his photographically generated works of art. In this, one of his earliest printed artists' books, he juxtaposes three images in a linear format using two photographic portraits of a younger and older man facing each other with a photograph of a common household object between them. Each leaf repeats the same portraits but illustrates a different "murder weapon": a kitchen knife, a wooden board, a magnifying glass, a book of matches, pushpins, etc. Baldessari lives and works in Santa Monica, California.