sábado, novembro 20, 2010
John Baldessari (American, b. 1931)
Goodbye to Boats (Sailing In), 1972–1973
Seven color photographs on board; 10 x 6 1/2 in. (25.4 x 16.5 cm)
Collection of Craig Robins, Miami
© John Baldessari
"Baldessari described finding an old photograph of his father, waving good-bye to his mother, who was on a ship bound for Europe (where they both were born). Here, Baldessari replicates this emotional act, substituting his mother's ship with anonymous sailboats—both leaving and arriving—whose passengers do not know him. He explained, "The pain and anxiety of the act is counterbalanced by repeating it endlessly, perhaps obliterating the sadness."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias sábado, novembro 20, 2010