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INTERVIEW: “Oral History Interview with John Baldessari” (1992)

FISH/CHICKENS/TWO BIRDS, 1990 The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with John Baldessari on April 4, 1992. The interview took place in Santa Monica, CA and was conducted by Christopher Knight for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Tape 1, side A (30-minute tape sides) JOHN BALDESSARI: . . […]

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REVIEW: Joel Sternfeld – “American Prospects” (2012)

Canyon Country, California, June, 1983 The Dreams of Some By Paul Loomis, December, 2012 It is written in the Torah that God’s name cannot be spoken. The name’s banned status signifies the indescribable power of a God so great that one cannot draw close, and there is a related concept present in Joel Sternfeld’s American […]

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Through Boards, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter Saul Leiter (born 1923) is an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s is a crucial contribution to color street photography. In 1948 he started taking color photographs and associating with other contemporary photographers such as Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. Leiter helped […]