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Art Comes Out of Art: A conversation with John Baldessari (1931–2020)

Following the passing of pioneering American conceptual artist, John Baldessari, last week, we are republishing an interview, originally commissioned by Jason Oakley for The Visual Artists’ News Sheet’s July/August 2006 issue, on the occasion of Baldessari’s Honorary Doctorate award by NUI Galway at Burren College of Art in 2006.

“Young artists are the future of art; you have to listen to their ideas; get into an interchange.  What I had to offer was advice on getting to where they wanted to be faster.  I found I cared.” – John Baldessari (1931–2020)

“In retrospect I can see some method in the … Read the rest