Two Highrises (with Disruptions)/Two Witnesses (Red and Green)
John Baldessari’s Two Highrises (with Disruptions)/Two Witnesses (Red and Green) explores the way viewers construct meaning when confronted with disparate images that interact together. Using film-still fragments, the artist organizes them to suggest a narrative. The work was made eleven years prior to the September 11th terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City, an event that now adds layers of association to its meaning.
John Baldessari (b. 1931, National City, California; lives and works in Santa Monica, California)
Two Highrises (With Disruptions)/Two Witnesses (Red and Green), 1990
Color photographs and vinyl paint
96 x 68 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Gift of the artist