John Baldessari has been termed "one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid-1960s." From his phototext canvases to his composite photo collages and installations, Baldessari's works have contributed to the definition of postmodern art. In the early 1970s, he produced droll conceptual video works that are ironic investigations into perception, meaning and interpretation, rendered with deadpan, often absurdist humor. full biography
Baldessari, Kabakov, Kosuth, Pistoletto. Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, 2000. In English and German.
Tetrad Series. New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, 1999. Text by Thomas McEvilley.
Baldessari, John. This Not That. Manchester, England: Cornerhouse, 1995. In English, German, Norwegian, Portuguese.
Bruggen, Coosje van. John Baldessari. New York: Rizzoli, 1990.
Davies, Hugh M. and Andrea Hales. John Baldessari: National City. San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 1996. Texts by Hugh M. Davies, Andrea Hales, David Antin, Jan Avgikos, Bice Curiger, Dave Hickey, Anne Rorimer, Abigail Solomon-Godeau.
Jones, Leslie and Jessica Morgan. Pure Beauty. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Munich/New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2009. Texts by Marie de Brugerolle, Bice Curiger, Douglas Eklund, Russell Ferguson Rainer Fuchs, Tim Griffin, Friedrich Meschede, David Salle, John C. Welchman.