A Brief History of John Baldessari

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The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes and narrated by Tom Waits. And a film starring Jason Schwartzman!!!

“John Baldessari is literally a living legend. Not only has he exhibited internationally more than most living artists but he has blazed the trail for millions of young artists who consider him a mentor, colleague, peer, and friend. (…) Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art and narrated by Tom Waits this six minute documentary is a playful tribute to the man the call The Godfather Of Conceptual Art. ” (Beautiful Decay)

A Brief History of John Baldessari

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/ like us at http://www.facebook.com/henryandrel )
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

Jason Schwartzman Celebrates John Baldessari

Helmed by director Jesse Dylan (Kicking & Screaming, American Wedding), the almost-five-minute PSA, starring actor Jason Schwartzman, shot at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, promotes the sprawling new arts initiative Pacific Standard Time. (…)In the spot, titled Pacific Standard Time: Jason Schwartzman Celebrates John Baldessari, the Bored to Death star is followed by a huge image of white-bearded conceptual artist John Baldessari, who talks to him from walls. The artist appears after Schwartzman is heard saying to a friend: “Wanna go check out the museum? Are you kidding me? Have a good night. I don’t like art?” Get the full story at: pursuitist.com.

READ/WRITE/ THINK/DREAM; An Installation by John Baldessari

Acclaimed artist John Baldessari discusses his commissioned piece, part of the Stuart Collection to create a site-specific artwork at UCSD’s Geisel Library. Series: “Stuart Collection” [9/2001]