by John Baldessari


John Baldessari "Valentine" 2015
41/50 Front Row, 17 color Screenprint, 17 printings. Signed lower right, number on lower left.
Sheet size 37 3/4 x 33 3/4" Processing and Proofing Richard Kaz.

Framed Dimensions 46"H x 42"W x 2.5"D


John Baldessari’s Valentine is part of his series Front Row (2015), which featured four screenprints. Inspiration for the series was sourced from the Fall 2014 Paris runway shows, including Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Chanel’s inventive presentation at the Grand Palais. Valentine features an image of the model Kendall Jenner from the Marc Jacobs show, humorously linking fine art, fashion, and contemporary culture. When referring to the Cupid’s arrow that pierces the image, Baldessari said, ”You look at her bodice, and it’s a heart. It’s just kind of simple graffiti.”