The Space Between
Sprüth Magers and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König
This beautifully illustrated catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition John Baldessari: The Space Between at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, June 12–September 11, 2021. The final body of work created by John Baldessari before his death in 2020 at the age of 88.
With original contributions by critics and artists well known to the artist—Barbara Bloom, Russell Ferguson, Hans Ulrich Obrist and David Salle—and a portrait by Catherine Opie, the catalogue both commemorates the installation at Sprüth Magers and delves into the artist’s investigations into the interactions of color, shape, composition and human perception. Simultaneously banal and poignant, Baldessari’s last series beautifully encapsulates the thrust of his artistic project as a whole: To explore the amorphous spaces between things, people and ideas.