John Baldessari

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Birthday
17, 1931
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1931 (age 88)
Birthplace
California

About

Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose multimedia works juxtapose images with language. They have been entered into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Collection, among others.

Before Fame

He attended San Diego State College and the Otis Art Institute. His use of texts and photography in his canvases began midway through the 1960s, while his experimentations with printmaking, film, video, installation, sculpture, and photography began in the 1970s.

Trivia

He published several art-themed books, including "The Metaphor Problem Again" and "Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)."

Family Life

He was born in California and grew up with a sister, Betty.

Associated With

He admired the work of Jeff Koons.

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