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John Baldessari

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Net worth 2018: $76 Million
Industry: Painters
Residence: National City, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 June 1931
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 2.01 m

John Baldessari was bornon 7 June 1931 in National City, California, American. One of the most prominent and influential figures in art, John Baldessari is known as the founding father of conceptual art. He is said to have revolutionized photography and canvas art in the 20th century. His ingenious application of art influenced personalities like Cindy Sherman, David Salle and Barbara Kruger among others. While his early works comprised of paintings, he later created a variety of conceptual juxtapositions of text, photos and videos; all of these works demonstrated the communicative abilities of art. Some of his well-known works include ‘Wrong Series’, ‘California Map Project’, ‘The Cremation Project’, ‘ Binary Code Series’, ‘Police Drawing Project’, ‘Inventory videos’ and ‘I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art’. His art works have been showcased in over 200 solo exhibitions in the United States of America and Europe alone. His work is an inspiring example of how humor and wit can be incorporated into something as fluid and abstract as painting or photography. His creations are a direct mirror-image of his personality and his life — uninhibited, vivid, colorful yet abstract.


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In 2012, he created the ‘Double Bill’, a succession of large inkjet prints of the works of two artists combined on a single canvas


In 2010, his 50 year retrospective exhibition was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


In 2009, his major retrospective exhibition ‘Pure Beauty’ was held at the Tate Modern Gallery, London


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In 2007, his work ‘Quality Material’, part of his series of word-only artworks, was sold for $4,408,000 at 'Christie's’, the world’s largest art auction house in New York


In the 1990s, he worked with ‘Mixografia Workshop’, an art company and created many three dimensional prints


Some of his early three dimensional works include, ‘Person with Guitar’ and ‘Noses and Ears’His 1988 creation titled, ‘Seashells Tridents Frames’ was an assembled group of black and white photographs cropped and partially covered


In 1971, he made a black and white video titled ‘I am Making Art’, which was a reference to body art and creative processes in conceptual art


In 1970, he burnt all of his art work created between 1953 and 1966 as part of ‘The Cremation Project’


Completed in 1968, his work ‘Painting for Kubler’, which is essentially text on canvas, is a classic example of his typographic art works


In 1967, he exhibited the ‘Wrong Series’, a collection of photographic images anchored with text, originally compiled for a photography book that broke all the basic rules of composition


In the mid-1960s, he worked on photographic images and incorporated texts and photography in his works

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