A brief history of John Baldessari

6 minutes

Everything you need to know about John Baldessari – godfather of conceptual

In 1970, the American artist John Baldessari cremated every painting he had made between 1953 and 1966, and promised not to make any more boring art. In the ensuing years, he has created countless works across a range of media; his art has travelled the world, and he has been hailed as a surrealist for the digital age. But who is John Baldessari, really? Narrated by the singer-songwriter Tom Waits, and overflowing with grand ideas and amusing footnotes, this film is a glimpse into the life of an artistic giant.

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Producer: Mandy Yaeger, Erin Wright

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ORIGINAL
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