Oral history interview with John Baldessari

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baldes92
Creators:
Baldessari, John, 1931-
Knight, Christopher, 1950-
Dates:
1992 April 4-5
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
83 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Baldessari conducted 1992 April 4-5, by Christopher Knight, for the Archives of American Art
Scope and Contents
This interview was conducted at the artist's studio in Santa Monica, California, 1992 April 4. Baldessari discusses his education; his teaching career; twenty years of teaching at the California Institute of the Arts from its inception in 1970; the development of his work; photo-emulsion pieces and text and image pieces; the art scene in Los Angeles during the 1960's; exhibitions; and his relationship with various dealers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Baldessari (1931- ) is a conceptual artist of Los Angeles, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and others. Funding for this interview was provided by the Lannan Foundation.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 3 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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Repository Contact
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