"Noses & Ears, Etc.: Blood, Fist, And Head (With Nose and Ear)" (2006)

"Noses & Ears, Etc.: Blood, Fist, And Head (With Nose and Ear)," 2006
Three-dimensional archival digital photographic prints with acrylic paint, 52 x 43 1/4 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"I choose the primary and secondary colors—say, six in the series. They’re also arranged from the widest to the smallest going up. So that takes care of that. And then, I’ve just used the complementary color. So if it’s red, the eyebrows are green; if I have orange, the eyebrows are blue; and so on. I don’t have to use taste at all in these things."

-John Baldessari