John Baldessari

b. 1931

It is hard to characterize John Baldessari's varied practice—which includes photomontage, artist’s books, prints, paintings, film, performance, and installation—except through his approach of good-humored irreverence.

His two-dimensional works often incorporate found images, composed in layers or presented as distinct pieces with an element of surprise, like a brightly colored geometric shape in the place of a face or a starkly printed sardonic caption. Also Baldessari has demonstrated a lasting interest in language and semantics.


Baldessari at Mirat Gallery

Still Alive

American Cool