The conceptual artist John Baldessari died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose multimedia works juxtapose images with language. They have been entered into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Collection, among others.
He was born in California and grew up with a sister, Betty.
That word ‘funny’ always makes me feel uncomfortable. Because if I were trying to be funny, I would be something like Bill Wegman – he really tries to be funny. I don’t try to be funny. It’s just that I feel the world is a little bit absurd and off-kilter, and I’m sort of reporting.
I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex.
I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both.
I guess I get bored easily, and thank God. I don’t want to all my life pound only the same key, although some artists do it very effectively. I’m not trying to denigrate anybody.
It’s human desire to be understood. And we always feel we’re not understood.