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Soul: Rare View

John Baldessari (American, born National City, California, 1931)

Date:
1987
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
123.5 x 209.2 cm. (48 5/8 x 82 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, John B. Turner Fund and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.1001a, b
  • Description

    During the 1960s and 1970s Baldessari was a key figure in Conceptual Art, both as artist and professor at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts), where his students included Jack Goldstein, James Welling, and Matt Mullican. In the mid-1980s he began creating larger, more boldly pictorial works by cropping, rephotographing, and combining generic images-from movie stills to news and magazine photography-into dynamically arranged rebuslike arrangements. Soul: Rare View is one of a handful of works from this transitional period in the artist's career in which extreme emotions rupture the cool veneer of appropriation.

  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery

265890

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