Friday, November 11, 2011


Pop-Conceptualist John Baldessari is 80 years old this year.

L.A. slickness certainly predominates here (the artist operates out of Santa Monica). Early on, Baldessari seemingly decided that he would out-Warhol Warhol or die trying.

The last of these post-war modernists are busily dying off now – and they suddenly look quite different with mortality invading their flat shadowless representations.