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Beethoven's Trumpet with Ear Opus 133 by John Baldessari

Beethoven's Trumpet with Ear Opus 133 by John Baldessari


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The work Beethoven's Trumpet with Ear Opus 133 was one of the artist’s first sculptures and was exhibited in the exhibition entitled "The Shape of Things to Come".

Artist: John Baldessari.

Dimensions: 70cm x 100cm

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“I was asked to do a retrospective show in 2007 in Bonn with all the works I’d done about music. Bonn is the birthplace of Beethoven and I visited his house and he had a whole cabinet of ear trumpets that he used. I was really fascinated with them as sculptural forms, especially one that he had designed himself that I thought was quite beautiful. And then for maybe four or five years I’ve been doing these works about body parts and I think it started out with noses and ears, so ears were on my mind. And then probably there was one of those three o’clock in the morning moments when you are awake and all of a sudden I thought, ‘wait a minute – ear/ear trumpet’.” - John Baldessari.


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