John Baldessari by Coosje van Bruggen

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A fascinating look at conceptual artist, John Baldessari his work often attempts to point out irony in contemporary art theory and practices or reduce it to absurdity. His art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Much of Baldessari's work involves pointing, in which he tells the viewer not only what to look at but how to make selections and comparisons, often simply for the sake of doing so. He is known for his statement "If I saw the art around me that I liked, then I wouldn't do art."

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Published June 1, 1985 by Whitney Museum of Art.
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction