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Blue Pole: Two Men with Guns and Woman (Hands to Ears)

Blue Pole: Two Men with Guns and Woman (Hands to Ears)


John Baldessari

American, 1931 - 2020

Photograph with acrylic and oil stain mounted to board
54 x 33 in. (137.2 x 83.8 cm)
Purchased in honor of Greg Olson and SAM's 20th Anniversary Film Noir Series with funds from Virginia Wright, Anonymous, and the Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund
Provenance: The artist; purchased from the artist by the Seattle Art Museum (with funds from donors and from Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund), October 9, 1997
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Night and The City: Homage To Film Noir, Aug. 14, 1997-Feb. 22, 1998.

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Anne Gerber Biennial: 2000 1/2: going forward looking back, May 8-Aug. 4, 2000.

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Modern in America, July 8, 2004-Feb. 27, 2005.

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