Table Lamp and It’s Shadows (A1-A6)
- medium Monotype, photo intaglio, cut-out and hand-colored acrylic additions on handmade paper, laminated for thickness
- edition 1
- size 27.25w x 38.25h in
- created 1994
COA: This work comes with a certificate of authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
This work is from the edition of 72 unique variants.
Printed and published by: Mixografiá Workshop, Los Angeles
Literature: Hurowitz 73A
A pioneering force in Conceptual art, John Baldessari transformed pop cultural and art historical iconography into meditations on image, language, appropriation, and authenticity. Though Baldessari consistently defied categorization, much of his work addressed the uneasy relationship between image and word.
Created in collaboration with Mixografia, Table Lamp and It’s Shadows (A1-A6) is a paradoxically flat yet three dimensional work created from layers of hand-made paper. Exploring notions of texture, volume, and subject, Baldessari worked with the non-traditional printmaking workshop to create a series of table lamps in varying shapes, colors, and sizes. The works have been compared to Jasper John’s targets and flags, providing ready-made templates for building color fields and turning paper into sculpture.