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JOHN BALDESSARI

John Baldessari’s art is cheerfully laconic. It strikes this special tone, broadcast as if on its own frequency, from its beginnings until the present day. Is there a method to it? And, if so, what does it consist of? The simpler answer points to an ever-surprising change in perspective that Baldessari offers his viewers. A slightly shifted view of art, the world, and its image…

But there is more: a daring intellectual feat in his approach, precisely because it includes acting stupid. Baldessari assumes a calculated risk that he will not be understood fully, but with the aim of deriving intellectual profit from that. Bice Curiger*

*Bice Curiger, “Doubly Detached, Doubly Immersed,” in John Baldessari: Pure Beauty (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009).

John Baldessari was born in National City, California, in 1931 and died on January 2, 2020 at home in Venice Beach.

John Baldessari, from top: Goya Series: And, 1997, courtesy and © the Museum of Modern Art, New York, SCALA/Art Resource, New York; artist unknown [John Baldessari], late 1960s, reproduced in David Antin’s article “John Baldessari,” Studio International, July–August, 1970; Beach Scene/Nuns/Nurse (With Choices), 1991, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery; Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line {Best of Thirty-Six Attempts) (detail), 1973, courtesy and © the estate of the artist, Giampaolo Prearo Editore S.r.L.,Galleria Toselli, Milan, and the Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; The Overlap Series: Jogger (with Cosmic Event), 2000–2001; Wrong, 1966–1968, courtesy of Museum Associates, LACMA and Marian Goodman Gallery; Eight Soups: Corn Soup, 2012, (borrowed an image from Henri Matisse, Goldfish and Sculpture, 1912), courtesy of Gemini G.E.L.; Beethoven’s Trumpet , photograph by Andreu Dalmau; Three Red Paintings, 1988, photograph courtesy and © Douglas M. Parker; Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966–1968, courtesy of the Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica; Various Shadows, 1984, courtesy of Jim Tananbaum/Prospect Ventures. Images courtesy and © the estate of John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery.

PARIS LA 16 — THE FASHION AND WRITING ISSUE — OUT NOW

The new print issue of PARIS LA—a tenth-anniversary special devoted to fashion and writing—is now available.

PARIS LA 16 includes interviews with Hilton Als, Chris KrausInes Kaag and Desiree Heiss of BlessTisa BryantFlorence MüllerMalik Gaines, Q.M. ZhangCommes des Garçons’ Adrian Joffe, Anelise Chen, and Bice Curiger and Jacqueline Burckhardt of Parkett.

Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola contributed an essay with artwork on dandyism, Ramon Hungerbühler and Fabian Marti talk about skate brands, there are pieces on Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, and Pierre Davis and No Sesso, Anne Dressen has written about contemporary jewelry…

… and portfolios and portraits by Cédric Rivrain, Cassi Namoda, David Benjamin Sherry, Wyatt KahnTobias Madison, Item IdemJean-François Lepage, Todd ColeMarie Angeletti, Will Benedict, and Katerina Jebb—who created the Michèle Lamy cover and a poster of Marisa Berenson—grace the issue.

Also: a reprint of Iris Marion Young’s landmark essay “Women Recovering Our Clothes.”

 

PARIS LA 16, published by DoPe Press.

Above: Inside covers, production PDF.

Below: Front and back covers, production PDF.

PARKETT’S TIME CAPSULE

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The exhibition A TIME CAPSULE—WORKS MADE BY WOMEN FOR PARKETT, 1984–2017 will be up through July 21.

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PARKETT EXHIBITION SPACE, Limmatstrasse 268, Zürich.

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“The Parkett Story,” an interview with Parkett founding editiors Jacqueline Burckhardt and Bice Curiger, will be published in the forthcoming print issue of PARIS LA.

Above: Tacita Dean, The Green Ray, 2001, front and reverse. Edition for Parkett 62.

Below: Nairy Baghramian, Maintainers, 2017. Edition for Parkett 100/101.

Image credit: Parkett.

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PARKETT EXHIBITION

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All 101 issues of PARKETT—plus selected artist editions and documents from the archive—are on view through June at the Swiss National Library.

PARKETT—101 CONTEMPORARY ART BOOKS, through June 26.

SWISS NATIONAL LIBRARY, Hallwylstrasse15, Bern.

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See Bice Curiger on Parkett co-founder Walter Keller:

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Above: Parkett, No. 1.

Below: Parkett, Nos. 100/101, and earlier covers. The last print issue puts the “end” in “expanded.

Image credit: Parkett.

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