Artists

JOHN BALDESSARI BIOGRAPHY

Born: National City, California, 17 June 1931.

Resides: Lives and works in Santa Monica, California.

 

Education

1949-53 B.A., San Diego State College. San Diego, CA.

1954-55 University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.

1955 University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.

1955-57 M.A., San Diego State College. San Diego, CA.

1957-59 Otis Art Institute. Los Angeles, CA.

Chouinard Art Institute. Los Angeles, CA.

 

Solo Exhibitions: 

2012 “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, La Jolla, CA, February 5 – May 13, 2012.

April 2012
“John Baldessari: Double Bill,” Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. Paris, France, April 6 – May 19, 2012.

May 2012
“John Baldessari: Double Bill (Part 2),” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, May 12 – June 28, 2012.

 

2011 “John Baldessari: Double Feature,” Sprüth Magers Berlin. Berlin, Germany, September 23 – October 29, 2011.

“John Baldessari: Double Vision,” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, June 13 – July 30, 2011.

“John Baldessari: Your Name in Lights,” Australian Museum, William Street façade. Sydney, Australia, January 8 - 30, 2011. Project with Kaldor Art Projects, presented as part of the Sydney Festival (Kaldor Art Project #23). Traveled to Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 1 – 26, 2011.

 

2010 “John Baldessari: The Giacometti Variations,” Fondazione Prada. Milan, Italy, October 29 – December 26, 2010. Specific works exhibited on rotation from October 29 - November 15, from November 16 – December 6, and from December 7 - 26.

“John Baldessari: Sediment (Part 2),” Marian Goodman Gallery. New York, NY, October 21 – December 4, 2010.

“John Baldessari: Foot and Stocking (With Big Toe Exposed),” Gemini G.E.L. Los Angeles, CA, June 26 – September 3, 2010. Traveled to Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, NY, October 7 – November 6, 2010.

“John Baldessari: Sediment,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, May 22 – July 31, 2010.

“John Baldessari: Blue Line (Holbein),” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, January 23 – March 27, 2010.

 

2009 “John Baldessari: Hands and/or Feet (Part Two),” Sprüth Magers Berlin. Berlin, Germany, November 20, 2009 – January 16, 2010.

“John Baldessari: Hands and/or Feet (Part One),” Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. Paris, France, October 17 – November 28, 2009.

“John Baldessari: Pure Beauty,” Tate Modern. London, United Kingdom, October 13, 2009 – January 10, 2010. Traveling to Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, February 11 – April 25, 2010; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, June 27 – September 12, 2010; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, October 17, 2010 – January 9, 2011.

“John Baldessari: Ear Sofa; Nose Sconces with Flowers (in Stage Setting),” Sprüth Magers London. London, United Kingdom, October 13 – November 14, 2009.

“John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor. San Francisco, CA, July 11 – November 8, 2009.

“John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrow / Furrowed Foreheads: Part IV,” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, June 7 – August 8, 2009.

“John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrow / Furrowed Foreheads: Part III,” Galerie Greta Meert. Brussels, Belgium, May 13 – July 25, 2009.

“John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrow / Furrowed Foreheads: Part II,” Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art. Lisbon, Portugal, May 7 – June 20, 2009.

“John Baldessari: BRICK BLDG, LG WINDOWS W/ XLENT VIEWS, PARTIALLY FURNISHED, RENOWNED ARCHITECT,” Museum Haus Lange. Krefeld, Germany, March 1 – July 19, 2009.

 

2008 “John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrow / Furrowed Foreheads,” Marian Goodman Gallery. New York, NY, November 25, 2008 – January 10, 2009.

“John Baldessari and Koen Van Den Broek: This an Example of That,” Galerie Greta Meert and Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht (two parts in two locations). Brussels, Belgium, October 15 – November 22, 2008, and Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 5, 2008 – January 29, 2009.

“John Baldessari: BACA Laureate 2008,” Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht. Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 5, 2008 – January 25, 2009.

“John Baldessari and Matt Mullican: Pong,” Tracy Williams Ltd. New York, NY, May 2 – June 28, 2008.

“John Baldessari: Arms & Legs (Specif. Elbows & Knees), Etc., Part II,” Galería Pepe Cobo. Madrid, Spain, January 31 – March 22, 2008.

 

2007 “John Baldessari: Beethoven’s Trumpet; In One Ear and Out the Same Ear,” The Arts Club of Chicago. Chicago, IL, November 7, 2007 – January 18, 2008.

“John Baldessari and Alejandro Cesarco: Retrospective,” Murray Guy. New York, NY, November 3 – December 22, 2007. Exhibition featuring collaborative work made with Alejandro Cesarco.

“John Baldessari: Arms & Legs (Specif. Elbows & Knees), Etc.,” Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. Paris, France, October 19 – November 24, 2007.

“John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Four),” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, June 1 – July 28, 2007.

“John Baldessari: Music,” curated by Stephan Gronert, Kunstmuseum Bonn. Bonn, Germany, May 12 – July 29, 2007. Presented in conjunction with “Beethoven’s Trumpet; In One Ear and Out the Same Ear” at the Bonner Kunstverein.

“John Baldessari: Beethoven’s Trumpet; In One Ear and Out the Same Ear,” curated by Christina Végh, Bonner Kunstverein. Bonn, Germany, May 12 – July 29, 2007. Presented in conjunction with “Music” at the Kunstmuseum Bonn.

“John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Three),” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April 7 – May 5, 2007.

“John Baldessari: Eden: Adam and Eve (With Ear and Nose) Plus Serpent,” Portikus. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, February 9 – March 18, 2007.

 

2006 “John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Two),” Marian Goodman Gallery. New York, NY, October 19 - November 25, 2006.

“John Baldessari: The Prima Facie Series,” organized by Ann Cesteleyn, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Deurle, Belgium, September 17, 2006 - December 3, 2006.  

“John Baldessari: Composition for Violin and Voices (Male), 1987, Une œuvre de la collection,” Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon. Lyon, France, June 16 - August 13, 2006.

“John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc.” Cristina Guerra, Lisbon, Portugal, June 6 – September 9, 2006.

“John Baldessari: Prima Facie (Fifth State)” Sprüth, Magers, Lee Gallery, London, UK, April 28 - June 24, 2006.

“John Baldessari: Works 1982 – 1991” Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France, March 18 – April 22, 2006.

 

2005 “John Baldessari: Prima Facie (Fourth State)” Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium, December 16 – January 28, 2005

“John Baldessari: Prima Facie (Third State),” Galería Pepe Cobo. Madrid Spain, September 14 – November 10, 2005.

“John Baldessari: From Life,” Carré d’Art Musée d’Art Contemporain. Nimes, France, October 19, 2005 – January 8, 2006.

“John Baldessari: Prima Facie (Second State),” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, June 11-July 30, 2005.

“John Baldessari: Prima Facie,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April 9 – May 14, 2005.

“John Baldessari: The Blockage Series,” Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. Paris, France, March 11 - April 23, 2005.

“John Baldessari: Life’s Balance: Works 84-04,” Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum. Graz, Austria. March 5 - May 16, 2005.

“John Baldessari: A Different Kind of Order (Works 1962-1984),” MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. Vienna, Austria, March 4 - July 3, 2005.

 

2004 “John Baldessari: Somewhere Between Almost Right and Not Quite (With Orange),” organized by Tracey Bashkoff, Deutsche Guggenheim. Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2004 - January 16, 2005. Traveled to Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany, February 22 - March 27, 2005.

“John Baldessari,” Marian Goodman Gallery. New York, NY, November 17, 2004 - January 8, 2005.

“John Baldessari: Recent Maquettes & Prints,” Art Affairs. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 7 - March 13, 2004.

 

2003 “John Baldessari: Vertical/Horizontal Series,” Bernier/Eliades. Athens, Greece, December 11, 2003 - January 31, 2004.

“John Baldessari: The Duress Series,” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich Switzerland, June 7 - July 19, 2003.

“John Baldessari: Editionen,” Galerie Gabriele Völkers. Hamburg, Germany, January 31 - April 5, 2003.

 

2002 “John Baldessari: Junctions and Intersections,” Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers.  Cologne, Germany, October 31, 2002 – February 28, 2003.

“John Baldessari: Junctions and Intersections,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, October 26 - December 7, 2002.

“John Baldessari,” Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. Paris, France, May 3 - June 15, 2002.

 

2001 “John Baldessari: The Overlap Series,” Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2 - July 14, 2001.

 

2000 “John Baldessari,” curated by Gabriella Belli, Museo d’Arte Moderna Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. Trento, Italy, December 15, 2000 - March 11, 2001.

“John Baldessari: Selections from: The Goya Series - The Tetrad Series - The Elbow Series,” Galerie Meert Rihoux. Brussels, Belgium, May 25 – July 8, 2000.

 

1999 “Baldessari: While Something Is Happening Here, Something Else Is Happening There: Works 1988 - 1999,” curated by Thomas Weski, Sprengel Museum Hannover. Hanover, Germany, September 26, 1999 - January 2, 2000. Traveled to Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany, January 15 - April 2, 2000.

“John Baldessari: Tetrad Series,” Marian Goodman Gallery. New York, NY, April 18 - May 21, 1999.

“Ich habe es gesehen: Baldessari und Goya,” Albertina im Akademiehof. Vienna, Austria, February 18 - March 28, 1999.

 

1998 “John Baldessari: The Commissioned Paintings,” Sonnabend Gallery. New York, NY, November 14 - December 19, 1998.

“John Baldessari: Recent Works,” Charim Klocker. Vienna, Austria, September 11 - November 7, 1998.

“Baldessari: 4 RMS W VU: Wallpaper, Lamps, and Plants. New,” Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 25 - March 22, 1998. Presented concurrently with and in conjuction with an exhibition of the same name at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, January 31 - March 22, 1998. Traveled to Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, July 16 - September 27, 1998.

“John Baldessari,” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, January 30 - March 14, 1998.

“John Baldessari: The Goya Series,” Sonnabend Gallery. New York, NY, January 10 - February 14, 1998.

 

1997 “John Baldessari,” Theoretical Events. Naples, Italy, June 5 - July 31, 1997.

“John Baldessari: National City: Paintings from 1967 and 1996,” Galerie Philomene Magers. Cologne, Germany, May 23 - July 31, 1997.

“John Baldessari: The Goya Series,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April 19 - May 31, 1997.

“John Baldessari,” Marian Goodman Gallery. Paris, France, April 4 - May 31, 1997.

“John Baldessari: 1990-1996,” Galerie Laage-Salomon. Paris, France, April 4 - May 17, 1997.

 

1996 “John Baldessari,” Galeria Pedro Oliveira. Porto, Portugal, June 1 - July 13, 1996.

“John Baldessari Recent Works,” Galerie Meert Rihoux. Brussels, Belgium, April 23 - June 1, 1996.

“John Baldessari: National City,” curated by Hugh M. Davies and Andrea Hales, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. San Diego, CA, March 9 - June 19, 1996.

“John Baldessari,” Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Wien. Vienna, Austria, March 5 - April 27, 1996.

“John Baldessari,” Mai 36 Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland, April 27 - June 1, 1996.

 

1995 “This Not That,” Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom, May 6 - June 25, 1995. Traveled to Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom, July 12 - August 28, 1995; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, September 21 - November 19, 1995; Moderna Galleria Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 14, 1995 - January 27, 1996; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway, February 17 - May 5, 1996; Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, June 4 - September 1, 1996.

“John Baldessari: New Work,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April 22 - May 20, 1995.

 

1994 “Artist’s Choice: John Baldessari, e.g. Grass, Water Heater, Mouths, & etc. (for John Graham),” The Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York, March 17 – May 10, 1994.

 

1990 “Artist’s Choice: John Baldessari, e.g. Grass, Water Heater, Mouths, & etc. (for John Graham),” The Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York, March 17 – May 10, 1994.

 

1989 “Ni por Ésas / Not Even So: John Baldessari,” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain, January 11 - February 20, 1989.  Traveled to CAPC Musée d’Art  Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, as “John Baldessari: Oeuvres de 1966 à 1988,” March 10 - April 23, 1989; IVAM, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain, May 15 - July 15, 1989.

 

1986 “John Baldessari: Matrix 94,” University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, March 20 - May 20, 1986.

 

1985 “John Baldessari,” organized by Le Coin du Miroir (Dijon, France), Le Consortium, Centre d'Art Contemporain. Dijon, France, March 11 - April 18, 1985.

 

1981 “John Baldessari: Work 1966 - 1980,” organized by Marcia Tucker, The New Museum of Contemporary Art. New York, NY, Part I: March 14 - April 4, 1981; Part II: April 8 - 28, 1981. Traveled as “John Baldessari: Werken 1966 - 1981,” Municipal Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 22 - June 21, 1981; Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, West Germany, September 4 - October 18, 1981; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, January 14 - February 21, 1982; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, March 6 - April 18, 1982.

 

Group Exhibitions: 

2011 “Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977,” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL, December 13, 2011 – March 11, 2012.

“It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona,” Pomona College Museum of Art. Claremont, CA, December 3, 2011 – February 19, 2012.

“State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970,” Orange County Museum of Art. Newport Beach, CA, October 9, 2011 – January 22, 2012.

“Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 2011 – February 13, 2012.

“Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970,” J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2011 – February 5, 2012. Traveling to Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, March 15 – June 10, 2012.

“11 Rooms,” curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester International Festival. Manchester, United Kingdom, July 9 – 17, 2011.

“Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY, February 10 – May 1, 2011. Traveled as “Legacy: Selections from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art” to the Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY, June 12 – September, 2011.

 

2010 “How Soon Now,” Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation. Miami, FL, December 1, 2010 – August 26, 2011.

“The City Proper,” curated by James Welling, Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2010 – January 15, 2011.

“IVAM: Donaciones,” IVAM, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno. Valencia, Spain, July 22 – September 12, 2010.

“Hide and Seek,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Chicago, IL, June 1 – 27, 2010.

“Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988 – 2010,” Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. Los Angeles, CA, May 23 – August 29, 2010.

“Disquieted,” Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR, February 20 – May 16, 2010.

“The View from Here,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CA, January 16 – June 27, 2010.

 

2009 “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2009 – July 12, 2010.

“Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, July 12 – October 19, 2009.

“Sculpture,” Margo Leavin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, July 11 – August 22, 2009.

“In & Out of Amsterdam: Art & Project Bulletin, 1968–1989,” Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, July 1 – November 9, 2009.

“Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78,” Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA, June 25 – September 7, 2009.

“La Biennale di Venezia: 53. Exposizione Internazionale d’Arte: Fare Mundi.” Venice, Italy, June 7 – November 22, 2009.

“Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,” Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, April 22, 2009 – January 4, 2010.

“The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984,” Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY, April 21 – August 2, 2009.

“Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West,” Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, March 29 – June 8, 2009.

 

2008 “The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CA, November 8, 2008 – February 8, 2009.

“California Video,” curated by Glenn Phillips, J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles, CA, March 15 – June 8, 2008.

“2008 Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY, March 6 – June 1, 2008.

“Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today,” organized by Ann Temkin, Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, March 2 – May 12, 2008. Traveled to Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, May 29 – September 13, 2009.

“BCAM at LACMA: The Inaugural Installation,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, CA, February 16 - September 2008.

“Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, February 10 – May 26, 2008.

 

2007 “What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection,” Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, July 7 – September 17, 2007.

“Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part I,” Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. Los Angeles, CA, January 16 – April 8, 2007.

“Learn to Read,” Tate Modern. London, United Kingdom, June 19 – September 2, 2007.

“Not For Sale,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Long Island City, NY, February 11 – April 30, 2007.

 

2006 “Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” Rubell Family Collection. Miami, FL, December 4, 2006 – May 31, 2007.

“Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2006 - March 4, 2007.

“Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Art Capital,” Centre Pompidou. Paris, France, March 8 - July 17, 2006.

“Joy Pop! Pop Art 1960’s - 2000s: From Lichtenstein, Warhol to the Current Generation,” Sieji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art. Tokyo, Japan, July 8 - September 3, 2006.

“Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation. Work Groups and Installations,” Museum Für Gegenwartskunst. Basel, Switzerland, June 10 - September 3, 2006.

 

2005 “The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, November 25, 2005 – February 25, 2006

“Drawing from the Modern 1975 – 2005”, September 14, 2005 – January 9, 2006, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“The Blake Byrne Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, July 3 - October 10, 2005.

“Big Bang” Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, June 15, 2005 – Februrary 27, 2006

“Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970,” Tate Modern, London, England, June 1 – September 18, 2005.

 

2004 “Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s – 70s,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, June 13 – October 3, 2004.  Traveling to Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, November 18, 2004 – May 1, 2005.  Catalogue. 

“Small:  the Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, includes John Baldessari, Matthew Higgs, Sol LeWitt, Jonathan Monk, Alan Phelan, Michael Snow, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, November 18, 2004 – February 6, 2005.

“California Dreaming,” films by Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Will Handle, David Lamelas, and Ed Ruscha, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, July 1 – August 22, 2004. 

“Derrere els fets: Interfunktionen 1968-1975 (Behind the Facts: Interfunktionen 1968-1975),” Foundació Joan Miró. Barcelona, Spain. February 19 - May 2, 2004. Traveled to Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, January 30 - April 3, 2005.

 

2003 “Jede Fotographie Ein Bild Seimens Fotosammlung,” Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Munich, Germany, December 18, 2003 – March 7, 2004. Catalogue.

“Utopia Station,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 15 – November 2, 2003.  http://www.e-flux.com/projects/utopia/artists.html

“The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960 – 1982,” Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2003 – January 2004. Traveling to UCLA Hammer Museum, February 7 – May 2004. Catalogue.

“Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons:  Four Decades of Art from the Broad      Collections,”  Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, February 15 – September 7, 2003.

“Video Acts: Single Channel Works From the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust,” P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, November 4, 2002 – May 9, 2003. Catalogue.

 

2002 “Comer o no Comer (To Eat or Not to Eat),” Salamanca 2002, Centro de Arts de Salamanca, Spain, November 20, 2002 – January 13, 2003. Catalogue. 

“Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 16, 2002 – April 20, 2003.  Catalogue. 

“Límites de la Percepción,” Foundació Joan Miró. Barcelona, Spain, September 18 - November 3, 2002.

“Kunst Nach Kunst (Art After Art),”  curated by Pete Friese, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany, August 18 – November 3, 2002.  Catalogue.

“Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons:  Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 28 – October 20, 2002. 

“Visions From America: Photographs From The Whitney Museum Of American Art, 1940-2001,”  The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, June 27- September 22, 2002.  Catalogue.

“Conceptual Art in the Netherlands and Belgium 1965-1975 from Dutch and Belgian Collections,” Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.   April 20 – June 23, 2002.

“Museum Unserer Wunsche (Museum of Our Wishes),” Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany, January 11 – April 28, 2002.  Exhibition of art in permanent collection.  Catalogue. 

 

2001 “Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons:  Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, October 7, 2001 – January 6, 2002.  Travelling to: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16 – June 3, 2002; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 21 – October 20, 2002; Guggenheim Bilbao, February 15 – September 7, 2003. 

“Seeing,” Boone Children’s Gallery, LACMA West, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, November 16, 2001 – September 2, 2002.

“Tele[visions]: Kunst Sieht Fern,” curated by Joshua Decter, guest curator, Kunsthalle Wein, Wein, Austria, October 18, 2001 – January 6, 2002.  Catalogue.x

 

2000 “Departures:11 Arists at the Getty” The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, February 29 - May 7. Catalogue. Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland. “Quartett” September 9- November 12.

 

1999 “Crosscurrents: New Art from MoMA” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. 2 April- 28 May. Catalogue w/text by Robert Storr.

“Sight Gags, Grotesque, Charicature, and Wit in Modern and Contemporary  Drawing” The Museum of Modern Art, New York,  N.Y. January 21- May 5.

“Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s - 1980s” Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York. April 27-August 29. Catalogue

“Circa 1968”, Museu Serralves, Museu De Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal. June- September. Catalogue.

“ Trouble Spot. Painting”,  MUHKA Antwerp, Belgium. May-August. Catalogue.

 

1998 “Big As Life: American History of 8mm Film,” Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Cinematheque. New York, NY and San Francisco, CA, February 6, 1998 - April 26, 2001.

“Kunst ohne Unikat,” Künstlerhaus Graz. Graz, Austria, September 26 - October 26, 1998.

Artificial: Figuracions Contemporànies,” Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain, January 21 - March 15, 1998.

“Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. San Diego, CA, June 27 - September 5, 1998. Traveled to Museo de las Artes and Insituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 10 – November 22, 1998; Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, February - April 1999; Museo Universitario Contemporáneo de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico; Auditorio de Galicia and Iglesia Santa Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 10 – September 5, 1999; Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño, Spain, November 1999 – February 2000.

 

1997 “La Biennale di Venezia: 47th International Art Exhibition” Venice, Italy. June 15- November 9. Catalogue. Exhibition curator: Germano Celant.

“Scene of the Crime” UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.July 21 - October 5. Catalogue.

“Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Summer 1997. Catalogue. Traveled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Fall 1997; Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy, Spring 1998; UCLA Arm and Hammer Museum of Art, L.A. Ca. Fall 1998.

“Livres d’Artistes: L’invention d’un Genre 1960-1980,” Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris, France, May 29 - October 12, 1997.

 

1996 “Painting into Photography: Photography into Painting,” Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. North Miami, FL, December 19, 1996 - February 16, 1997.

“Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film since 1945,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, March 17 - July 28, 1996. Traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, September 13 1996 – January 5, 1997; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, May – September 1997; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1997 – January 21, 1998.

“Comme un oiseau,” Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Paris, France, June 19 - October 13, 1996.

“The Reflected Image: A Selection of Contemporary Photography from the LAC Collection, Switzerland,” Centro Per L’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci. Prato, Italy, April 1 - May 28, 1995.

 

1995 “1965-1975: Reconsidering the Object of Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 1995 - February 4, 1996.

 

1993 “Konstruktion Zitat: Kollektive Bilder in der Fotographie,” Sprengel Museum Hannover. Hanover, Germany, August 29 - October 31, 1993.

 

1992 “More than One Photographer: Works since 1980 from the Collection”  Museum of Modern Art, New York. May 14-August 9.

 

1991 “Devil on the Stairs; Looking Back at the Eighties”, Institute of Contemporary Art,  Philadelphia. October 5- January 5.  Curated by Robert Storr. Traveled to Newport Harbor Art Museum, April 16- June 21.

 

1990 “Art in Europe and America: The 1960s and 1970s,” Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. May 19- August 5.

 

1986 “Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945-1986,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. December 10, 1986- January 10, 1988.

 

1985 “1985 Carnegie International: Europe and America in Pittsburgh,” Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, PA, November 9, 1985 - January 5, 1986.

 

1983 “1983 Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY, March 24 - May 22, 1983.

 

1982 “Documenta 7,” Museum Fridericianum. Kassel, West Germany, June 19 - September 28, 1982.

 

1978 “Art About Art,” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY, July 19 - September 24, 1978. Traveled to North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, October 15 - November 26, 1978; Frederick Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 1978 - February 11, 1979; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, March 6 - April 15, 1979.

 

1972 “Documenta 5: Befragung der Realität: Bildwelten - heute,” Museum Fridericianum. Kassel, West Germany, June 30 - October 8, 1972.

 

Catalogues (One Person): 

2010John Baldessari: Raised Eyebrows/Furrowed Foreheads. New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, [2010]. Includes text by Robert Storr.

 

2009John Baldessari: Pure Beauty. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Munich, Berlin, London, New York: Prestel, 2009.

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. [Portland, OR]: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation; San Francisco: Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, [2010].

John Baldessari: BRICK BLDG, LG WINDOWS W/ XLENT VIEWS, PARTIALLY FURNISHED, RENOWNED ARCHITECT. Bielefeld (Germany): Kerber Verlag, 2009.

John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Four). Zurich: Mai 36 Galerie, 2009.

 

2008  John Baldessari: BACA Laureate 2008. Maastricht (The Netherlands): Bonnefantenmuseum, 2008.

John Baldessari: Arms & Legs, Etc. (Specif. Elbows & Knees), Etc. Paris: Galerie Marian Goodman, 2008.

 

2007  John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Three). Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 2007. Includes text by Liam Gillick.

John Baldessari: Beethoven’s Trumpet: In One Ear & Out the Same Ear. Chicago: The Arts Club of Chicago, 2007.

Gronert, Stefan, and Christina Végh, editors. John Baldessari: Music. Cologne:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2007.

John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. Lisbon: Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, 2007.

 

2006  John Baldessari: The Prima Facie Series. Deurle (Belgium): Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 2006.

John Baldessari: Noses & Ears, Etc. (Part Two). New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, 2006.

 

2005  John Baldessari: From Life.Paris: Carré d’Art Musée d’Art with L’École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2005.

Fournier, Jean-Paul, and Daniel J. Valade, editors. John Baldessari: Life’s Balance: Works 84-04. Cologne:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2005.

Fuchs, Rainer, editor. John Baldessari:  A Different Kind of Order (Works 1962-1984). Cologne:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2005.

 

2004  John Baldessari: Somewhere Between Almost Right and Not Quite (With Orange). New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2004.

 

2003  Drift. Lisbon: Centro Cultural de Belem, 2003.

 

2001  Baldessari: While Something Is Happening Here, Something Else Is Happening There: Works 1965-2001. Reykjavik: Reykjavik Art Museum, 2001.

 

2000  John Baldessari. Milan: Skira, 2000.

 

1999 Ich habe es gesehen: John Baldessari und Goya. Vienna: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, 1999.

Baldessari: While Something Is Happening Here, Something Else Is Happening There: Works 1988-1999. Hannover (Germany): Sprengel Museum Hannover, 1999.

John Baldessari, Tetrad Series. New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, 1999. Essay by Thomas McEvilley.

 

1998  Baldessari- RMS W VU: WALLPAPER, LAMPS, AND PLANTS. (NEW). Zurich: Museum Für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, 1998.

 

1996 Davies, Hugh and Andrea Hales, editors. John Baldessari: National City. San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996.

Prinzhorn, Martin. John Baldessari. Vienna: Hochschule für angewandte Kunst Wien, 1996.

John Baldessari.Seoul: Pyo Gallery, 1996.

 

1995 Snoddy, Stephen. This Not That. Manchester (United Kingdom): Cornerhouse, 1995.

 

1992 John Baldessari. Santiago de Compostela (Spain): Xunta de Galicia, 1992.

 

1990 Bruggen, Coosje van. John Baldessari. New York: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 1990. Published in conjunction with “John Baldessari,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

 

1989 Ni Por Ésas / Not Even So: John Baldessari. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura; Valencia: Generalitat Valenciana, 1989.

 

1981 John Baldessari: with texts by Marcia Tucker, Robert Pincus-Witten and an interview by Nancy Drew. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art; Dayton, OH: University Art Galleries, Wright State University, 1981.

Debbaut, Jan, editor. John Baldessari. Eindhoven (The Netherlands): Municipal Van Abbemuseum; Essen (West Germany): Museum Folkwang, 1981.

 

Books by the Artist: 

2011 Cesarco, Alejandro, ed. Between Artists: John Baldessari, Barbara Bloom. [New York]: A.R.T. Press, 2011.

2010 Miracle Chips®. Göttingen (Germany): Little Steidl, 2010.

Ruf, Beatrix, ed. Parse. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2010. Artist’s book version of the Ringier Annual Report 2009 project.

2008 John Baldessari: Koen van den Broek: This an Example of That. Gemeenteplein (Belgium): bkSM (beeldende kunst Strombeek/Mechelen), 2008. Collaborative work with Koen van den Broek.

2007 John Baldessari: Alejandro Cesarco: Retrospective. Cologne:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2007. Collaborative work with Alejandro Cesarco.

Again the Metaphor Problem and Other Engaged Critical Discourses about Art: A Conversation Between John Baldessari, Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner, Moderated by Beatrix Ruf. Vienna and New York: SpringerWienNewYork, 2007.

2006 Prima Facie: Marilyn’s Dress, A Poem (In Four Parts). Cologne: Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2006.

The Metaphor Problem Again: A Conversation Moderated by Beatrix Ruf.  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2006. Transcript of a conversation with John Baldessari, Liam Gillick, Lawrence Weiner, Beatrix Ruf, and Cristina Bechtler.

2004 Yours in Food, John Baldessari: With Meditations on Eating by Paul Auster, John Baldessari, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, David Gilbert, Tim Griffin, Andy Grundberg, John Haskell, Michael More, Glenn O’Brien, Francine Prose, Peter Schjeldahl, Lynne Tillman. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

2001 Brown and Green and Other Parables. Reykjavik: i8 and Reykjavik Art Museum, 2001.

1999 The Metaphor Problem Again. Küsnacht (Switzerland): Ink-Tree Editions; and Zurich: Mai 36 Galerie, 1999. Collaboration with Lawrence Weiner.

1998 Zorro (Two Gestures and one Mark). Cologne: Oktagon Verlag, 1998.

1989 Lamb = Cordero. Valencia (Spain): IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, 1989. Collaboration with Meg Cranston.

1988 The Telephone Book (With Pearls). Gent (Belgium): Imschoot, 1988.

The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1988. Thirty-nine photo-collage illustrations for the novel by Laurence Sterne; produced as three volumes in an edition of 400 sets, of which fifty are issues with a suite of five lithographs by the artist.

1981 Close-Cropped Tales. Buffalo, NY: CEPA Gallery and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1981.

 

Articles and Reviews: 

2011 Stodola, Sarah. “Art Meets Leisure in Arkansas.” New York Times, December 4, 2011.

Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: Really Big Bucks.” New York Times, December 2, 2011.

Gopnik, Blake. “Marian Goodman: The Accidental Art Mogul.” Newsweek (New York), November 28, 2011, pp. 50-53.

Smith, Roberta. “A New Pin On the Art Map.” New York Times, November 13, 2011.

Solomon, Deborah. “Artists Painted with a Palatte of Words.” New York Times, October 4, 2011.

Berardini, Andrew. “Way Out West: How Los Angeles Made Its Reputation as the Art World’s Outsider City.” The Art Newspaper (London) no. 228, October 2011.

Levy, Paul. “For Baldessari, Art Imitates Art: New Works by the Playfully Subversive Californian Artist Who Has Taken Up Painting Again.” Wall Street Journal (New York), September 30, 2011.

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: ‘Magic for Beginners.’” New York Times, August 12, 2011.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Out-Magritting Magritte, or at Least Coming Close.” New York Times, August 11, 2011.

Cashdan, Marina. “Live from Manchester.” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com, July 13, 2011.
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/live-from-manchester/

Dorment, Richard. “11 Rooms, Manchester International Festival, Review.” Daily Telegraph (London), July 12, 2011.

Roux, Caroline. “Off the Wall.” Financial Times (London), July 8, 2011.

Milliard, Coline. “In Manchester, Art from the Roots to the Top.” New York Times, June 24, 2011.

Rosenberg, Karen. “It All Started With a Simple Square.” New York Times, March 11, 2011.

Kunitz, Daniel. [review]. Modern Painters (London), February 2011, pp. 74-75.

Barnes, Steve. “Up Now: John Baldessari.” ArtNews (New York) vol. 10, no. 1, January 2011.

2010 Gobnik, Blake. “Baldessari’s Visual Jokes Reveal Multi-layered Wit.” Washington Post, November 19, 2010.

Saltz, Jerry. “The Long Arm of John Baldessari.” New York Magazine, November 1, 2010.

Smith, Roberta. “Tweaking Tradition, Even in Its Temple.” New York Times, October 22, 2010.

“John Baldessari: So What Is This Thing Called Art?” The Economist (London), October 21, 2010.

Tomkins, Calvin. “Profiles: No More Boring Art.” The New Yorker, October 18, 2010, pp. 42-49. Includes artwork created by JB for this issue, Self-Portrait (with Brain Cloud), 2010.

Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: ‘Supernatural’ @ Jancar Gallery.” Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2010.

Harmanci, Reyhen. “For Digital Artists, Apps Provide New Palatte.” New York Times, August 24, 2010.

Mizota, Sharon. “It’s OK for Serious Art to Be Funny.” Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2010.

Knight, Christopher. “Portraiture Gets Scrambled.” Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2010.

Knight, Christopher. “Face of Change.” Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2010.

Finkel, Jori. “Creating Art (and Artists).” Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2010.

Finkel, Jori. “Memories of an Unconventional, Effective Mentor.” Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2010.

Jones, Leslie. “Brain Power.” Insider (LACMA Benefactors’ Journal, Los Angeles) vol. 4, no. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 6-13.

Font, J. M. Martí. “John Baldessari: Creador Conceptual: ‘Intente ser un no-artista.’” El País (Madrid), February 10, 2010.

Sesé, Teresa. “Baldessari, puro arte en el Macba.” La Vanguardia (Madrid), February 10, 2010.

San Martín, Francisco Javier. “Un pintor en Hollywood.” Arte y Parte (Santander, Spain), February 1, 2010, pp. 16-41.

2009 Birnbaum. Daniel. “Best of 2009.” Artforum International (New York) vol. 48, no. 4, December 2009.

Bamsey, Ben. “5 Year Anniversary Section: Artists: John Baldessari.” Artworks (Carmel, CA), Winter 2009, p. 55.

“The Power 100” Art Review (London) no. 36, November 2009, pp. 73-135.

Vogel, Carol. “London Calling A Spate of Artists to Their Openings.” New York Times, October 16, 2009.

Dargis, Manohla. “Action!” New York Times, June 21, 2009.

Vogel, Carol. “A Thriftier Lot Comes to Basel This Year.” New York Times, June 12, 2009.

Vogel, Carol. “Frog in Hand (Worth Two Glances).” New York Times, June 5, 2009.

Storr, Robert. “Double Take.” Art Press (Paris) no. 357, June 2009, pp. 26-27.

Cotter, Holland. “Framing the Message of a Generation.” New York Times, May 31, 2009.

Cotter, Holland. “At the Met, Baby Boomers Leap Onstage.” New York Times, April 24, 2009.

Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art: My Generation: Hip at the Met,” New York Times, April 10, 2009.

Frenzel, Sebastian. “Zu cool für diese Welt.” Monopol (Berlin) no. 2, April 2009, pp. 30-37, 39-42, 44-45.

2008 Finkel, Jori. “In the Studio: John Baldessari.” Art + Auction (New York), December 2008, pp. 54–60. Reprinted in Art + Auction Russia, March-April 2009, pp. 2, 34-39.

2007 Smith, Roberta. “Portrait of the Artist As Curator, and Dealer As Artist.” New York Times, July 10, 2007.

2006 Knight, Christopher. “Paris Does L.A. Proud.” Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2006.

2005 Bickers, Patricia. “John Baldessari: Carré d'Art, Nimes.” Art Monthly (London) no. 292, December 2005 - January 2006.

Myers, Terry. “John Baldessari: Prima Facie.” Modern Painters (London), September 2005, p. 110.

Knight, Christopher. “From 1,000 Words Down to One.” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2005.

Burton, Johanna. “John Baldessari: Marian Goodman Gallery.” Artforum International (New York), February 2005.

2004 Davis, Nicole. “Baldessari Orange.” www.artnet.com, December 9, 2004. http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/davis/davis12-6-04.asp

Laubard, Charlotte. “John Baldessari.” Rebel Magazine (Paris), May 2004, pp. 152-155.

Flynn, Tom. “John Baldessari.” ArtReview Magazine (London), May 2004, p. 39.                         

Schedlmayer, Nina. “Gestenbuch.” Profil (Vienna), January 26, 2004, p. 154.

2003 Gray, Emma. “You Haven’t Taught Until You See The Light Bulb In Their Eyes Light Up.” Art Review (London) vol. 1, no. 9, [November] 2003.

Smith, Roberta. “Video, in Its Infancy, Had to Crawl Before It Could Walk.” New York Times, January 24, 2003. 

2002 Harvey, Doug. “Baldesaurus Rex: Painterly conceptualist or conceptualist painter?”  L.A. Weekly (Los Angeles), November 22-28, 2002, p 47.

Plagens, Peter. “John Baldessari.” Artforum International (New York), February 2002, p. 23.

Griffin, Tim. “At A Crossroads.” Time Out New York no. 333, February 14-21, 2002, pp. 60.

2001 Willis, Holly. “The Films of John Baldessari.” L.A. Weekly (Los Angeles). November 16-22, 2001, p. 68.

Solomon, Deborah. “From the Rubble, Ideas for Rebirth.” New York Times. September 30, 2001.

Ollman, Leah. “Use Your Faculties: John Baldessari Quietly Urges ‘Read/Write/Think/Dream.’” Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2001.

1999 Richard, Frances. “John Baldessari.” Artforum International (New York), April 1999, p. 121.

Solomon, Deborah. “How to Succeed in Art,” New York Times Magazine, June 27, p.38-41. (photo)

Smith, Roberta. “Conceptual Art: Over, and yet everywhere”  The New York Times, Arts & Leisure, cover photo, April 25.

1998 Schjeldahl, Peter. “Wonderful Cynicism: John Baldessari.” Village Voice (New York), February 10, 1998, p. 121.

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: John Baldessari.” New York Times, December 11, 1998.

Cho, Minjee. “Create and Destroy.” ARTnews (New York), Summer 1998, p. 36.

1997 McKenna, Kristine. “Turning Gray to Black and White.” Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1997.

Knight, Christopher. “An Enlightened Twist on Tradition.” Los Angeles Times, April 30, 1997.

Lindgard, Jade. “John Baldessari”, Les Inrockuptibles (Paris), April 30 - May 6, 1997, p. 19, insert.

“John Baldessari ,le Manipulateur” Le Monde (Paris), April 15, 1997.

1996 Meyer, James. “Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975.” Artforum International (New York), February 1996, pp. 78-79, 109.

1995 Albertini, Rosanna. “John Baldessari: I colori della discordanza.” Flash Art Italia (Milan), December 1995 - January 1996, pp. 57-60.

Relyea, Lane.  “John Baldessari, Margo Leavin Gallery.” Artforum International (New York), October 1995, p. 107.

Knight, Christopher. “A Mysterious Place Between Paintings and Photographs.” Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1995.

1994 Kimmelman, Michael. “For Baldessari, de Chirico Is Just One of the Guys.” New York Times, April 10, 1994.

1993 Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: John Baldessari: Working Materials.” The New York Times, September 17, 1993.

 

Interviews with the Artist: 

2011 “John Baldessari Speaks with Tim Griffin.” www.artforum.com, November 23, 2010. Video interview produced for the internet.
http://www.artforum.com/words/id=26834

“L.A. Stories: A Roundtable Discussion.” Artforum International (New York), October 2011, pp. 240-249, 339-340.

Tylevich, Katya. “One Guy’s Laughing.” Elephant (Amsterdam) no. 8, Autumn 2011, pp. 110-123.

Fierst, Max. “John Baldessari: The Art of the Millenium: A Coversation with John Baldessari.” Virgine (New York), no. 1, 2011.

Wachtel on the Arts, CBC Radio (Toronto, Canada). June 21, 2011. Interview with Eleanor Wachtel, produced as a podcast.
http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/features/2010/09/21/wachtel-on-the-arts-4/editor-content.html?cs=utf-8#

Frenzel, Sebatian. “Darauf einen Baldessari.” Monopol (Berlin) no. 6, June 2011, pp. 62-72. Includes portrait photograph of JB by Alex Prager.

2010 “John Baldessari Speaks with Tim Griffin.” www.artforum.com, November 23, 2010. Video interview produced for the internet.
http://www.artforum.com/words/id=26834

Baldessari, John and Analia Saban. Conversations with Photographers: John Baldessari Speaks with Analia Sabon. Madrid: La Fábrica Editorial and Fundación Telefónica, 2010.

“John Baldessari: In Conversation.” In The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists. Michelle Grabner and Mary Jane Jacob, editors. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp. 30-36. Interview conducted by Mary Jane Jacob.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “John Baldessari: ‘Al principio no quería ser artista, me parecía una forme de masturbación que no ayudaba a nadie.’” El Mundo, El Cultural (Madrid), February 5-11, 2010.

2009 Patterson, Simon. “Seeing the World Askance.” Art Monthly (London) no. 331, November 2009, pp. 1-4.

Baldessari, John, and Jens Hoffmann. “Woman and Man with Arrow Piercing Chest: John Baldessari and Jens Hoffmann.” In Matrix/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Elizabeth Thomas with Project Projects. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2009, pp. 183-185.

Sollins, Susan, executive producer. Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season Five. New York: Art21; [Alexandria, VA]: PBS Home Video, 2009. DVD of Season five.

Baldessari, John, and James Welling. “What Do You Plan to Do Next? A Conversation.” Parkett (Zurich) no. 86, Auturmn 2009, pp. 30-44. Includes German translation.

Wright, Karen. “John Baldessari: An Interview by Karen Wright.” Art in America (New York) no. 9, October 2009, pp. 152-161.

Baldessari, John and Michael Craig-Martin. “Conversation.” In Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century), Steven Henry Madoff, editor, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 42-52, 60, 232, 240, 246.

Baldessari, John and Jessica Morgan. “Somebody to Talk to.” Tate Etc. (London) no. 17, Autumn 2009, pp. 74-85.

Baldessari, John and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Conversation Series 18: John Baldessari, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Cologne:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2009.

2008 Neil, Jonathan T.D. “John Baldessari.” Art Review (London) no. 18, January 2008, pp. 52-57.

Sischy, Ingrid. “John Baldessari.” Interview (New York), March 2008, pp. 120-136.

Álvarez, Luis Alberto. “La función del artista es hacer notar el mundo.” El Mundo (Madrid), February 5, 2008.

2007 Zeitz, Lisa. “Play It Again, John.” Monopol (Berlin) no. 5, May 2007, pp. 88-94. Includes photographs of JB by Karin Appollonia Müller and artwork by JB on cover.

Cesarco, Alejandro. “Between Us: John Baldessari in Conversation with Alejandro Cesarco, January 8, 2006.” Whitewall (New York), Spring 2007.

2006 Cesteleyn, Ann. “John Baldessari: Visionary / Diabolic.” In John Baldessari: The Prima Facie Series, Deurle (Belgium): Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 2006 (exhibition catalog). Interview with JB conducted on April 27, 2006, at Sprüth Magers Lee London, London, United Kingdom.

2005 “Relational Equilibrium” In John Baldessari: From Life.Paris: Carré d’Art Musée d’Art with L’École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2005. JB in conversation with John Welchman on May 18, 2005, Venice, CA.  Reprinted as “John Baldessari: It’s Alive” in Art Press (Paris), October 2005.

2004 Politi, Gea. “John Baldessari: Undangerous Minds.”  Flash Art (Milan), no. 246, June-July 2004, pp. 100-103.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Domus (Milan) no. 867, February 2004, pp. 68-71. Interview with JB appears in a 31-page insert.

2003 Sanders, Mark. “John Baldessari.” Another Magazine (London) no. 5, Autumn-Winter 2003, pp. 378-391.

2002 Gopnik, Blake. “L.A. Consequential.” The Washington Post, January 20, 2002.

Hoffman, Jens. “Cityscape Los Angeles.” Flash Art International (Milan), November -December 2002. 

1999 Cranston, Meg. “John Baldessari: Many Worthwhile Aspects.” In Baldessari: While Something Is Happening Here, Something Else Is Happening There: Works 1988-1999.  Hannover (Germany): Sprengel Museum Hannover, 1999. Reprinted in Baldessari: While Something Is Happening Here, Something Else Is Happening There: Works 1965-2000, Reykjavik: Reykjavik Art Museum, 2001.

1998 Simmons, Gary. “John Baldessari: Starting with Existing Things.” Flash Art (Milan) no. 202, October 1998, pp. 110-112.

1997 McKenna, Kristine. “Turning Gray to Black and White.” Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1997.

1996 Knight, Christopher. “Filling a Canvas With Ideas.” Los Angeles Times, December 30, 1996.

1995 Gillick, Liam. “I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art.” Art Monthly (London), June 1995, pp. 3-7.

1994 Varnedoe, Kirk.  “An Interview with John Baldessari.” MoMA Magazine (New York), Winter-Spring, pp. 10-13.

1992 Knight, Christopher. “Interview with John Baldessari.” Interview conducted on April 4, 1992, Santa Monica, CA, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

1990 Wei, Lilly and Cecile N. McCann. “Making Art, Making Money.” Art in America (New York), July 1990, pp. 133-134.

1989 Cranston, Meg.  “John Baldessari: Part One.” Journal of Contemporary Art (New York) vol. 2, no. 1, Spring-Summer 1989, pp. 41-49.

Cranston, Meg.  “John Baldessari: Part Two.” Journal of Contemporary Art (New York) vol. 2, no. 2, Fall-Winter 1989, pp. 51-58.

1988 Siegel, Jeanne. “John Baldessari: Recalling Ideas.” Arts Magazine (New York) vol. 62, no. 8 (April 1988), pp. 86-89. Also published in Artwords 2: Discourse on the Early 80s. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1988  (revised from Arts Magazine), pp. 37-50; and Real Sex Real Real Real Aids. Klagenfurt (Austria): Verlag Ritter, ca. 1993, pp. 180-192.

1984 Kraft, Barbara. “An Interview with John Baldessari.” Articles (California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA) vol. 1, no. 2, December 1984 – January 1985, pp. 11-13.

 

Teaching 

1996-2007 University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. Professor of Art.

1970-1988 California Institute of the Arts. Valencia, CA. Professor of Art.

1967-1970 University of California, San Diego. San Diego, CA. Professor of Art.

 







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