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A Brief History of John Baldessari

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I was surfing around the Atlantic last week when I stumbled on an article entitled The Man Who Burned Every Painting He Made Between 1953 and 1966. The article was a link to a 6 minute documentary of one of the most influential contemporary artists, John Baldessari. The film is a fun and informative part biography/part interview containing a wellspring of John’s knowledge and includes everything from advice for young artists to Baldessari’s wi-fi password. In addition to Baldessari being an interesting subject, the film is also narrated by Tom Waits and was created by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (also know as Supermarché), the same guys who made the documentary Catfish. It’s definitely worth the six minutes that it’s going to take to watch it.