BALDESSARI, John (National City, 1931 - Los Angeles, 2020)Choosing: Green Beans
Milano, Edizioni Toselli 1972 - Prima edizione di 1500 esemplari (First Edition of 1500 copies)
Photographs and text in Italian and English by John Baldessari
Design: A. Sganzerla. Collezione: Angelo Baldassarre, Bari4to (cm 30x21,5), pp. 26 Brossura (wrappers) Ottimo (Fine) [Parr, Badger, 2006]
This work is part of a series of works about choosing. In this version a group of green beans was available from which to choose. A participant was asked to choose any three beans from the group for whatever reasons he/she might have at the moment. Thre three chosen beans were then placed upon a surface to be photographed. I chose one of the three beans for whatever reasons. I might have had at that moment. A photograph was taken of the selection process. The chosen bean was carried over ; the two other beans not chosen were discarded ; two new beans were added. The next choice was made, and so on. Each of the participants develops strategies unknown to the other player as the selection process continues until all the beans are used.