“I’m always interested in things that we don’t call art. What could I do this to make it art? How could I change people’s minds?”
Happy birthday today (June 17) to John Baldessari, our current 100 Artists featured artist. Art21 first filmed with the artist in 2008 for Season 5 of Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series.
WATCH: John Baldessari in Systems [available in the U.S. only] | Additional videos
IMAGES (all excluding bottom): Works by John Baldessari included as part of an exhibition of selections from the Broad Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2008. Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, Systems, 2009. Artwork © John Baldessari. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009.
IMAGE (bottom): John Baldessari in his studio, Venice, CA, 2008. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, Systems, 2009. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009.