Sunday, July 18, 2010

reference for later

Thanks to for the heads up....

The final point in Rebecca Taylor's article "All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Baldessari" in the Huffington Post:

10. The best way to teach art is to live art

Baldessari's roster of former students reads like a who's who of important artists from the past 40 years: Barbara Bloom, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Jack Goldstein, Karl Haendel, Skylar Haskard, Elliott Hundley, Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Liz Larner, Matt Mullican, Analia Saban, David Salle, and James Welling, to name a few. Stories of Baldessari's post-studio classes, a term he first heard from Carl Andre and employed thereafter, are the stuff of legends in Los Angeles. The most often repeated description of John's teaching style was that he treated them with respects, always thinking of them as artists, not students, and allowing them to find their own voice. Baldessari himself has said, "You can't teach art but it might help to have really good artists around."

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