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Artist Talk: John Baldessari


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Although he began his career as a painter, John Baldessari turned to photography in the 1960s in order to challenge the conventions of traditional artistic media. As an early entrant into the field of appropriation, he began to construct a series of photo-based works taken from stills of Hollywood films. His work has since expanded to include projects in film, video, and installation. Join Baldessari as he discusses his artistic practice.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982.