John Baldessari

Confrontation, 2004

Photogravure Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2005-003-009
© John Baldessari

John Baldessari
*1931 in National City,California; lives in Santa Monica, California
The conceptual artist John Baldessari has been working with visual mass media since the late 1960s. Using cut-ups and paint, he combines and adapts found visual and textual materials, honing their narratives in his own ways. In his portfolio work Some Narrow Views (Either Tall or Wide) Baldessari selects rectangular or square formats into which are placed a single film still with specific words beneath, thereby opening up the images to new meanings and interpretations. *1931 in National City (Indiana, USA), lives in Santa Monica (California, USA).