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Your Baldessari of the Day, #4: Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

 The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person), from the series A French Horn Player, A Square Blue Moon, and Other Subjects, 1994:

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John Baldessari promises, John Baldessari delivers.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

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Your Baldessari of the Day, #3: Stonehenge (With Two Persons)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Stonehenge (With Two Persons), times six: 

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Stonehenge (With Two Persons) Orange is an example of Baldessari’s technique of obscuring portions of photographic images with brightly colored dots. The use of singular, saturated color and their placement speak to Baldessari’s wit and ability to simultaneously mimic and criticize artistic practice.”

O.K. then.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #2: (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe, 1988 - a billboard project for Edition Artelier, Graz, Austria. It’s huge.

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #1: Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. This show is called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

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You like it?

And here’s tall, tall John Baldessari himself, on last month’s walk-through with aforementioned art patron Jordon Schnitzer himself:

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective Runs Through November 8 at the Legion of Honor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Read all ab0ut John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Legion of Honor Museum right here at SFGate.com.

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He’s an American conceptual artist famous for his influential collage-like prints. A dominating figure, you could say.

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Let’s pass by fellow art lovers Seán Martinfield and John Buchanan

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…to get to the gallery. (You can read Seán’s take here, at the SFSentinel.)

What’s up with “Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts)”? Why exactly 36 attempts?

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He had 36 shots in his roll of film, and he shows you his best dozen. Why not?

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More photos of last month’s opening to come….

You’ll have until late Autumn to drop by and see the exhibition.

See you there!