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John Baldessari Retrospective in the UK

October 13, 2009

Tate Modern Opens Most Extensive John Baldessari Retrospective in the UK

John Baldessari, “Person Climbing Exterior Wall of Tall Building/ Person on Ledge of Tall Building/ “Person Climbing Exterior Wall of Tall Building/ Person on Ledge of Tall Building/ Person on Girders of Unfinished,” 2003. Photo: EFE.

LONDON.- John Baldessari (b1931) is widely regarded as one of contemporary art’s foremost conceptual artists. Tate Modernpresents the most extensive retrospective of his work to date in the UK opening on October 13, 2009. “John Baldessari: Pure Beauty” will bring together more than 130 works and examine the principal concerns of this legendary Californian artist. With humour and irony, Baldessari’s work dissects the ideas underlying artistic practice and questions the historically accepted rules of how to make art. Fascinated by language … More

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