“A Brief History of John Baldessari”
NARRATED BY TOM WAITS.
it was nice to learn about you, but, to be brutally honest, I was lured to your history by Tom’s voice; and it’s still what I care about most in the video. His sweet, gravelly, luscious voice. You seem interesting, even like you would be someone it wouldn’t be a pain to spend some time sharing space with, but I would follow Tom into the depths of the darkest back alley on Fremont street, lured by just his voice telling strange, slightly dirty feeling jokes. Your art couldn’t do that if it offered me blow and a lifetime of recognition.
P.S. - Thank you, Hyperallergic, for letting me know this existed!
Actual Info on the video
(lifted from the youtube page):
The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes.
Narrated by Tom Waits.
Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala” honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.
directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/)
edited by Max Joseph (http://www.maxjoseph.com/)
written by Gabriel Nussbaum (http://www.bankstreetfilms.com)
cinematography by Magdalena Gorka (http://magdalenagorka.com/)
& Henry Joost
produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright
Thank you to John Baldessari and his studio. (http://www.baldessari.org/)
I hadn’t really thought about it concretely, but my little hater has been beating me for about 6 months. Today, though I wrote for the first time in what feels like an aeon. When I came across Jay Smooth and his newest blog Nil Doctrine it all clicked together and now it’s time to work out a schedule and stop letting myself get away from doing what makes my life liveable.