Oral history interview with John Baldessari, 1992 April 4-5
Baldessari, John, 1931-
Knight, Christopher, 1950-
California Institute of the Arts
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Transcript: 83 pages
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 3 min.
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An interview of John Baldessari conducted 1992 April 4-5, by Christopher Knight, for the Archives of American Art
This interview was conducted at the artist's studio in Santa Monica, California, 1992 April 4. Baldessari discusses his education; his teaching career; twenty years of teaching at the California Institute of the Arts from its inception in 1970; the development of his work; photo-emulsion pieces and text and image pieces; the art scene in Los Angeles during the 1960's; exhibitions; and his relationship with various dealers.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Baldessari, 1992 April 4-5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line
John Baldessari (1931- ) is a conceptual artist of Los Angeles, California.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and others. Funding for this interview was provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001