John Baldessari's "Pure Beauty" at Metropolitan Museum of ArtJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010
Definitely a show we don't want to miss at the Met right now, with Los Angeles-based and often described conceptual artist, John Baldessari's Pure Beauty now on display through January 9th, 2011. More than 120 works, including two huge canvases commissioned for the exhibition, are part of the major retrospective. It is Baldessari's first exhibition in NYC in 20 years.
Earlier this season, we were caught by surprise with NYC clothing brand Supreme collaborating with Baldessari on a few art skate decks to be sold in the brand's stores, but the collaboration makes more sense with the knowledge of this major city up the island at the Met.
Obviously, comparisons to Duchamp and Dali have been made, and even though he is consided a "conceptual artist," Baldessari has a bit of a sense of humor in regards to his work. "I don't think they (visitors) need any preshow counseling," the 79-year-old artist told Reuters.
John Baldessari: Pure Beauty
October 20, 2010–January 9, 2011
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York