Econ-o-Wash, 14th and Highland, National City, Calif., 1966-1968
The Spectator Is Compelled…, 1966-1968
At 85 years old, John Baldessari is preparing for his next show at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, which opens soon after Pollock/Benton at the gallery’s New
York location. With over one thousand solo and group exhibitions to date, there’s still more on the horizon for the astoundingly prolific artist. In fact, he pauses a few times during our interview to make sure he hasn’t left anything out. Pollock/Benton marks his 12th solo exhibition with the gallery since 2005.
Baldessari’s focus on the “late greats” is a somewhat new theme for him. It is in this trifecta—a blend of conceptual, abstract expressionist, and regionalist art—that his new body of work celebrates his conceptual magic while erasing shades of the old to create the new.
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