John Baldessari, “Person with Guitar (Red),” 2004.
Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation.
We received news today that over 100 prints from the Jordan D. Schnitzer collection of John Baldessari prints will be exhibited at the Legion of Honor later this year.
Mr. Schnitzer’s collection of more than 5,000 prints, based in Portland, Oregon, is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the country, and includes works by such major figures as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Bruce Nauman. His collection of Baldessari work is said to be “a nearly complete archive of Baldessari’s printed work,” according to a statement from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
John Baldessari, “Two Erect Figures/Two Skateboards,” 1995.
Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
As part of the 53rd International Venice Biennale 2009 in June, Baldessari will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. It is just weeks later that this exhibit will open at the Legion of Honor (it runs from July 11, 2009 to November 8, 2009.)
The exhibition complements the publication of The Prints of John Baldessari: A Catalogue Raisonne 1971–2007 by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Wendy Weitman (Hudson Hills Press LLC, April 2009), and the exhibition John Baldessari: Pure Beauty opening at the Tate Modern in October 2009.