Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 15, 2014
In our October 2013 issue, coinciding with Tom Waits' new book of photographs with Anton Corbijn, we asked famed California-based conceptual artist, and Waits collaborator John Baldessari to engage with him in conversation. Topics ranged from youth, controlling accidents, and not taking serious art seriously. The following is an except from that conversation that was left out of the feature but included in our Perspective section accompanied by a Munk One illustration.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I am going to kick myself for the rest of the year on this one. At the LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter, a few weeks back, we really wanted to buy The Thing Quarerly's Issue n22, featuring a Jux-favorite, John Baldessari. The best part? The Issue came with two standard, Baldessari designed pillowcases. As The Thing notes, "this issue has been designed with the intention that one will sleep with it… or on it." We love print, too.
Vault // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Seeing that it is Halloween, and Tom Waits dressed in a mask for our October 2013 cover story, and he played his first concert performance in a half decade this past weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in the Bay Area, we wanted to share the October 2013 cover story conversation between Tom Waits and John Baldessari. Their talk did have its own mysteries, own storylines, so it seems absolutely appropriate to read this story today.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 28, 2013
Earlier this year in Singapore, Juxtapoz went to the opening of California conceptual artist John Baldessari with the gallery Michael Janssen, and of course, you remember that Mr Baldessari interviewed Tom Waits for our very special October 2013 cover story. We have had almost a full year of appreciating the artist, and we wish we could be in Berlin to see the tail end of his newest work at Sprüth Magers. But, if you need a little help with Baldessari, we just saw this Jason Schwartzman video helping to explain the artist to you... so you got Berlin art, and older Schwartzman video...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Juxtapoz is very excited to announce two very special features to our new October 2013 issue. First, we are introducing a slightly larger format of the print edition, giving you a better look to all the paintings and artwork we show each month in the magazine. Second, we are pleased to have Tom Waits, the icon, enigma, artist, songwriter, actor... hell, he is everything, as the cover of the October issue.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2013
More from our tour of Singapore's art scene: Bringing close to two decades of international art from Berlin, Michael Janssen Gallery opens in Singapore with Keep it simple. Keep it fresh., featuring renowned American artists John Baldessari and Meg Cranston.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Back in the early 1970s, John Baldessari told a story about his pencil. It was a sad pencil that he revived. It was a moment of his own obsessive attention to detail that compelled him to revive it. It was subtle, but it was art.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
John Baldessari, hailing from National City in San Diego, California, is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist that has been been practicing from the mid twentieth century to the present. With over 200 solo shows and nearly 1,000 group shows, Baldessari's work is well known and frequently exhibited to say the least.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2012
John Baldessari is one of our favorite Southern California artists with a long career in various mediums. His retrospective of prints dating from 1970 to the present on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego compiles a long practice of deconstructing and reconstructing images changing how we perceive and read them.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 23, 2011
In light of current economic standings, John Baldessari has created a 75 by 25 foot $100,000 bill. The $100,000 bill has a history that originates from the Great Depression, when 42,000 of the large bills were circulated as an attempt to relief economic hardship and resolve issues surrounding credit.