A Brief History of John Baldessari

John Baldessari is pretty epic, a towering figure in art (literally and figuratively) . Conceptual art is pretty funny to me; I suspect he also has a sense of humour about it, too.

Anyhow, Baldessari has been around for  long time and he’s a big deal. Still not convinced? If you aren’t impressed and charmed by this 6 minute short film narrated by Tom Waits you are probably dead inside.

As described on the youtube page:

The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes.
Narrated by Tom Waits.
Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala” honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.

directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/)
edited by Max Joseph (http://www.maxjoseph.com/)
written by Gabriel Nussbaum (http://www.bankstreetfilms.com)
cinematography by Magdalena Gorka (http://magdalenagorka.com/)
& Henry Joost
produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright

Thank you to John Baldessari and his studio. (http://www.baldessari.org/)