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John Baldessari, The First $100,000 I Ever Made

Photos by Friends of the High Line Courtesy John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.


The First $100,000 I Ever Made by John Baldessari
On View Friday, December 2 to Friday, December 30, 2011
Billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street

High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line, today unveiled The First $100,000 I Ever Made, a new work created by legendary artist John Baldessari for the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. This is the first of three works to be presented as part of a new series called HIGH LINE BILLBOARDThe First $100,000 I Ever Made will remain on view until Friday, December 30, 2011.

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  1. marinachetner said, on December 3, 2011 at 3:11 am

    cool – i wondered what the artwork was of, and now I’ve found out. thanks for sharing (what’s the meaning behind it – do you know?)

  2. petercombe said, on December 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Cecilia Alemani, Curator and Director of High Line Art says. “The artwork does not have one single message; it is open to interpretation. With its larger-than-life proportion, the work can be viewed in many ways: a photo opportunity for High Line visitors, a commentary on the world’s financial situation, an object of desire, or something else entirely.”

  3. petercombe said, on December 6, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Thanks Marina. I like the mention of John Baldessari being one of the funniest and most prankish artists alive. I was lucky enough to be included in one of his prank-ish artworks at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam – http://wp.me/pj2vp-4Yj

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