* 1931 in National City, USA
† 2020 in Los Angeles, USA
Known for his pioneering use of appropriated imagery, American conceptual artist John Baldessari persistently demonstrated the thin line between image and language. By exploring the narrative and associative levels of media production, Baldessari started as a painter and further worked with photography, printmaking, film, installation and sculpture. Among his students at CalArts in LA where he taught in the 70’s were Barbara Bloom, Mike Kelly, Matt Mullican, David Salle and others. Today his works are part of several public and private collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Guggenheim Museum, amongst many others.