John Baldessari (b. 1931)
John Baldessari: Some Stories (1990)
Directed and Edited by Peter Kirby
Director of Photography: Harry Dawson
Produced by Media Art Services
length 28:14

Presented without commentary, this film reveals the thinking behind his work and provides clues to the understanding of the artist's paintings, photographic work and books. What emerges is a portrait of a thoughtful, quietly rebellious artist who has influenced a large number of younger artists over the last 20 years. 1990, 28 mins.

This tape reveals Baldessari's thoughts and intentions for his work over the course of his career, providing clues to the understanding of his paintings, books, and photos. What emerges is a portrait of a rebellious artist who attempts to undermine the catagories and dogmas of the art world- with the full realization that in the long run, some catagory or other will be named to label his work.

Video courtesy of Peter Kirby.


RESOURCES:
John Baldessari in UbuWeb Sound