"Prima Facie (Fifth State): Nacho Cheese / Strawberry Shortcake" (2005)

"Prima Facie (Fifth State): Nacho Cheese / Strawberry Shortcake," 2005
Archival pigment print on ultrasmooth fine art paper mounted on museum board, 61 x 48 1/2 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"I would do a piece that would be a diptych, so one rectangle would be the color but it would be photographed. And the other panel would be the name of that color, but it would be painted by hand. So the painting part would be the word. And what you expected to be painted would be photographs. It’s a device that I’ve used a lot. I try to confuse people."

-John Baldessari