BALDESSARI, John. Ingres and Other Parables. (London): (Studio International Publications Ltd), (1972).
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BALDESSARI’S FIRST ARTISTS’ BOOK
'MORAL TALES FOR YOUNG ARTISTS'
Ingres and Other Parables.
(London): (Studio International Publications Ltd), (1972).
4to (308 x 271 mm), pp.. 10 black-and-white photographs. Cream saddle-sewn textured paper wrappers, text in black. Circular punched hole at fore-edge as issued. Fine.
First edition of Baldessari’s first artists’ book, the format resembling a wall hanging calendar. In More Than You Wanted To Know ... Vol. 1 he explains: 'This piece had its genesis from a notebook entry where I had written, "Tell stories like Jesus." They were to be moral tales for young artists just out of school and ready to enter the art community. Pitfalls to avoid; tales for the art unwary.'
The ten parables, each of which is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph, are titled: 'Ingres', 'The Contract', 'The Wait', 'The Neon Story', 'The Best Way To Do Art', 'Art History', 'The Great Artist', 'Two Artists', 'and The Visitor'.