Two Voided Books

John Baldessari, American, 1931 - 2020



Black and white photographs, vinyl paint

Overall: 62 × 69 1/2 in. (157.5 × 176.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ninah and Michael Lynne



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Baldessari: While something is happening here, Something else is happening there. Works 1998 - 1999, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, September 26, 1999 - January 2, 2000; also traveled to Staatliche Kunstammlunger Dresden, Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, January 15 - April 4, 2000

Codex, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, January 23 - March 29, 2014

John Baldessari, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, April 21 - May 26, 1990

John Baldessari: Breda Fotografica, Museum de Beyerd, Breda, July 15 - September 11, 1994

Learning to Read with John Baldessari, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, November 11, 2017 - April 8, 2018

Library, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, July 26 - August 26, 2000

Tangles, Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, November 2 - December 21, 1996

Untitled (Reading Room), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, July 8 - August 19, 1995

Publication History

Stewart, Garrett. Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Published References

Peter Pakesch, John Baldessari (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthaus Graz, Cologne, 2005, illus. p. 84 John Baldessari (exhibition catalogue), Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2017, illus. p. 14


Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California, date unknown; private collection; given to present collection, 2018.

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