Feb 05, 2012 through May 13, 2012 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla
John Baldessari is an internationally celebrated artist, yet southern California is and has always been his home. He began his art making in his birthplace, National City, located between San Diego and the U.S./Mexico border. In 1960, MCASD, then the La Jolla Art Center, gave Baldessari his first exhibition. His relationship with the Museum has continued, including the 1997 one-person show National City. Once again MCASD is honored to welcome Baldessari back to the Museum, this time with an expansive survey of his entire body of printmaking.
Baldessari took on printmaking in the 1970s and has continued unabated. With laconic wit and visual restraint, he alters and crops photographic images to build a beguiling visual vocabulary. This current retrospective of Baldessari’s prints, including more than 100 works made between 1973 and 2010 in media as diverse as lithography, etching, photogravure, aquatint, photo intaglio, embossing, silkscreen, and beyond, presents a beautiful and cacophonous example of the adventures in seeing and thinking he can conjure.
Drawn from the impressively rich and deep holdings of contemporary prints assembled by collector, business man, and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer, this exhibition represents the largest offering of Baldessari’s graphic oeuvre ever assembled.
MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037-4291 858 454 3541
General Admission $10
Students 26 and over (with ID) $5
25 and under Free (with ID)
Military and their families Free (with ID)
Admission is valid for 7 days at all MCASD locations.
25 and under free is generously
11 AM – 5 PM daily. Closed Wednesday.
The Museum is free on the third Thursday of every month from 5-7 PM.
For more information on the exhibit, visit the MCASD website.