Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Piling On

John Baldessari

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art - WSJ.com: "Why do conceptual artists continue to employ finite resources and materials, not to mention occupy valuable space in museums, when, unlike other artists, the conceptual artist has an infinite amount of perfectly adequate space available to make and exhibit art in his or her head? Of course the answer is that Mr. Baldessari's antiart stance, through which he spurns the art establishment, is just that—a pose, a ruse. He craves the recognition of the very institutions he so self- consciously rejects."

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