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John Baldessari in 2004
John Anthony Baldessari
June 17, 1931
|Died||January 3, 2020 (aged 88)|
|Education||San Diego State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Chouinard Art Institute, University of California at Berkeley|
|Known for||Painting, conceptual art|
|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)|
|Spouse(s)||Carol Ann Wixom (1960–1984)|
|Awards||2014 National Medal of Arts Award, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, awarded by La Biennale di Venezia|
In 1970 he began working in printmaking and photography. 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.
Other activities[change | change source]
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Member of the Board of Trustees
- California Institute of the Arts, Member of the Board of Overseers
- Americans for the Arts, Member of the Artists Committee
- Anhiel Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
- John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Member of the Jury
- Lucelia Artist Award, Member of the Jury
References[change | change source]
- "John Baldessari, internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, has died". Los Angeles Times. 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
- John Baldessari MoMA Collection.
- Jori Finkel (July 16, 2012), Ed Ruscha’s exit leaves no artists on MOCA board of trustees Los Angeles Times.
- Artists Committee Americans for the Arts.