A Look at Baldessari
A renowned artist and teacher, John Baldessari, celebrated his 82nd birthday this week. Since the mid-1950s, Baldessari has been fusing photography, montage, painting, and text to create complex compositions that explore interpretations of cultural iconography.
On the occasion of his birthday, we took a closer look at the development of his market. Baldessari’s index increased by over 790% during the period 2002-2012, and has been outperforming the artnet Contemporary 50™(C50™) since 2006.
Happy birthday John Baldessari! The renowned artist and teacher celebrates his 82nd birthday today. Since the mid-1950s, Baldessari has been fusing photography, montage, painting, and text to create complex compositions that explore interpretations of cultural iconography. Born in National City, CA, he is an important proponent of West Coast Art.
A Statement From MOCA’s Jeffrey Deitch
After the ousting of MOCA’s widely respected chief curator, Paul Schimmel, and the subsequent resignations of all the museum’s artist-trustees, Baldessari, Kruger, Opie, and Ruscha, Director Jeffrey Deitch released this statement on museum’s website:
“The recent events and board resignations at MOCA have prompted a number of critical articles about the museum.
We would like to reassure you of our commitment to extending MOCA’s legacy and international reputation as a preeminent contemporary art institution, to fulfilling the museum’s mission, and to ensuring that it has a secure future both financially and artistically." Read the entire statement.
Comparing Baldessari, Kruger, Opie, And Ruscha
After artist John Baldessari resigned from the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on Thursday, prominent Los Angeles artists Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, and Ed Ruscha have now also resigned. There are now no artists remaining on the museum’s board.
We used artnet Analytics to compare the growth of these four artists from 2005 to 2011.
Kruger And Opie Resign From MOCA
This leaves artist Ed Ruscha as the only remaining artist-trustee on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The resignations follow in the wake of the recent ousting of chief curator Paul Schimmel.
The June Horoscope
Followers of the zodiac… the June perspective is here. Compare your horoscope to those of celebrated artists this month.