Throwing Three Balls in the Air to get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)
Oblong folio. [14 unnumbered leaves]. Leaf with titles and small colour vignette, 12 leaves each with colour offset illustration and final leaf with colophon, all recto only on glossy stock with rounded corners. From the edition of 2000. Printed and published by Giampaolo Prearo Editore S.r.L. / Galleria Toselli, Milan. 1973.
Original publisher’s blue card envelope with flap, gilt titles to upper cover with the small excised rectangle to show the title vignette; some fading to envelope and tear to flap.
S: 244 x 324 cm. | Overall: 24.8 x 32.8 cm.
As early as 1972 / 1973, Baldessari had set himself the impossible task of balancing order and chaos with Throwing Four Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Tries) and Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get an Equilateral Triangle (Best of 36 Tries), continuing in 1974 with Throwing Four Balls in the Air to Get a Square (Best of 36 Tries).
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