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Brain/Cloud (With Seascape and Palm Tree), 2009

Print

Inkjet on Hahnemühle photo rag 308 gsm paper using archival inks.

29.13 x 22.83 in

74.0 x 58.0 cm

Edition of 145

About The Work

John Baldessari created this print for Counter Editions in 2009. The print is a combination of the imagery from the installation Brain/Cloud—part of his retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern. Palm trees and clouds are recurring motifs in Baldessari's work, and having lived and worked in California for most of his life, the palm tree acts as an iconic locational marker in spite of being a non-native species. The absurdity of the tree's shape and size also draws him to its image. Baldessari has twinned the palm tree with the image of a brain/cloud, a play on the way we look at clouds to seek out familiar shapes. The "Brain/Cloud" acts as a physical embodiment of the act of creative thinking. Brain/Cloud (With Seascape and Palm Tree) could be seen as an image from the memory of a quintessentially Californian conceptual artist.

Courtesy of Counter Editions

About John Baldessari

From The Magazine

  • This work is slightly damaged with a tiny white spot on right of center of the work and a slight crease above spot right of center.

  • This work comes framed in white.
  • Ships in 10 to 20 business days from New York.
  • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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