Melting with Gary Baseman
Gary Baseman is one of today’s most prominent and multi-faceted Los Angeles-based artists. From his early works as an illustrator (The New Yorker, Time, and Rolling Stone) and his Emmy and BAFTA award-winning animation series (“Teacher’s Pet” for ABC/Disney), to his designer toys, paintings, performances, videos, and photographs, Baseman’s work explores the human condition and the complexity of relationships, family, and history.
Baseman has exhibited his fine art throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. In 2013, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles showcased a large-scale exhibition that explored the influences of Baseman’s family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art. In Summer 2014, MOCA Taipei debuted the retrospective The Door is Always Open with over 500 objects, displayed in a unique, immersive home environment.