Edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, New Haven, 2018.
Hardcover, slipcase, 533 pp., 12 x 10.5 x 2.25 inches.
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This volume covers six years, from 2005 - 2010, in which Baldessari created a total of 361 unique works-comprising eight discrete series, most with multiple parts or, to borrow a musical phrase, "movements." The majority of the works from this period have as their subject the face and body: noses, ears, arms, legs, elbows, knees, eyes, eyebrows, foreheads, hands, and feet. We might entertain this as the artist finally revealing to the viewer what he previously had taken such great pains to conceal and obscure with his trademark colored disks and erasures. Perhaps this is partly true, but since his earliest days as an artist, Baldessari has never felt comfortable providing the viewer with the full picture.