John Baldessari

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John Baldessari
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John Baldessari in 2004
John Anthony Baldessari

(1931-06-17)June 17, 1931
DiedJanuary 3, 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 88)
EducationSan Diego State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Chouinard Art Institute, University of California at Berkeley
Known forPainting, conceptual art
Notable work
Everything is Purged... (1966–68), Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell (1966–68), Bloody Sundae (1987), Frames and Ribbon (1988), Noses & Ears, Etc.: Blood, Fist, And Head (With Nose And Ear) (2006)
StyleContemporary Art
Spouse(s)Carol Ann Wixom (1960–1984)
Awards2014 National Medal of Arts Award, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, awarded by La Biennale di Venezia

John Anthony Baldessari (June 17, 1931 – January 2, 2020)[1] was an American conceptual artist. He was known for his work around found photography and appropriated images.

In 1970 he began working in printmaking and photography.[2] He created thousands of works which showed the power of language. His art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "John Baldessari, internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, has died". Los Angeles Times. 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  2. John Baldessari MoMA Collection.
  4. Jori Finkel (July 16, 2012), Ed Ruscha’s exit leaves no artists on MOCA board of trustees Los Angeles Times.
  5. Artists Committee Americans for the Arts.