Special Projects



2012 Learn to Dream, Aprende A Soñar, 2012
Billboard, bus and public media created for LA Fund and Arts Matter public arts initiative, Los Angeles, CA.

I Will Not Buy Any More Boring Art, 2012
Plane-driven banner presented as part of “PLANE TEXT” project at Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, Florida.

Six Dogs Jumping (with Children Watching), 2012
Created for the traveling museum MuMo Museé Mobile, a project of L’Art à l’Enfance, Paris, France.

2011 PA, 2011
PA (Zurich) no. 3, 2011. Magazine consisting of a collaborative project with Naomi Shohan. Includes text by Jessica Morgan and an email conversation with John Baldessari, Amy Cappellazzo, and Naomi Shohan.

The First $100,000 I Ever Made, 2011
Billboard at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, High Line Park, New York, NY, from December 2 – 30, 2011. Commissioned by Friends of the High Line.

A -> B, 2011
Collaborative project with Shana Lukter, included in: “Two Schools of Cool,” Orange County Museum of Art. Newport Beach, CA, October 9, 2011 – January 22, 2012.

2010 Hand Grasping a Spider, 2010.
Cover design for Art & Australia (Sydney) vol. 48, no. 2, Summer 2010 (December, January, Februrary).

Self-Portrait (with Brain Cloud), 2010.
Created for The New Yorker, October 18, 2010, p. 43.

In Still Life 2001-2010, 2001/2010
iPhone/iPad app, produced by Bettina Korek, presented by ForYourArt.
http://in-still-life.com/index.php

W/Studio 54 Series, 2010
Created for CUT Beverly Hills restaurant, Beverly Hills, CA. Opened June 23, 2010.

Nose/Ear, 2010
Banner created for BCAM at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Foot and Stocking Series, 2010
Created for Esopus 14: Projects (New York), 2010.

Ringier Annual Report 2009, 2010
Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2010. Layout and design for a financial report, also published as an artist’s book, Parse (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2010).

2009 Brain/Cloud, 2009
Sculpture created for the travelling exhibition “John Baldessari: Pure Beauty,” beginning at the Tate Modern, London.

Ocean and Sky (with Two Palm Trees), 2009
Created for the International Building façade, “La Biennale di Venezia: 53. Exposizione Internazionale d’Arte: Fare Mundi,” Venice, Italy.

No More Boring Art, 2009
Plane-driven banner presented as part of “Beaufort 03” group exhibition at Kunstmuesum Aan Zee, Ostende, Belgium.

BRICK BLDG, LG WINDOWS W/ XLENT VIEWS, PARTIALLY FURNISHED, RENOWNED ARCHITECT, 2009
Installation created for the Museum Haus Lange. Krefeld, Germany.

2008 Three Government Personnel (One Blonde) Considering and/or Deciding, 2008
Print created for Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA.

2007 Untitled, 2007
Created for Artists’ Handbook. Ghent, Belgium: Ludion, 2007, p. 29.

2006 Some Los Angeles Freeways (As Ceiling), 2006
Some Magritte Clouds (As Floor), 2006
Wallpaper and carpet created for the exhibition “Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images.” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2006 - March 4, 2007.

Huyghe, Pierre. One Year Celebration, Vol 1. Paris: Onestar Press, 2006. Features specially designed posters by 48 artists.

2005 From the Movies: Female Portrait: (Pleased); Male Portraits: (Distressed, Amused, Dauntless, Concerned, Annoyed, Hostile, Overwrought, Cautious, Cruel, Frightened),2005.
Created for Another Magazine (London) no. 9, Autumn-Winter 2005, pp. 25–37.

2004 Log Cabin, Deer, and Two Figures (One with Baby Bottle), 2004
Created for The New Yorker, July 26, 2004, p. 72. Accompanies fiction by Annie Proulx, "Man Crawling Out of Trees."

2003 17 Reasons: Some Temporary Interventions Around the Mission District in SF, 2003
From 14th and 24th street, between Mission and Guerrero Streets. JB’s LEARN TO READ posters affixed to walls, November 9 - December 14, 2003. Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

There Not Here, 2003
Poster created for Utopia Station, a collaborative project between Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Rirkrit Tiravanija for the 2003 Venice Biennale. B&W offset poster on matte paper.

2001 Earthquake, 2001
Installation at Venzone, Udine (outdoor site), Friulia Venezia Giulia, Italy. Repeated red and black pictograph printed on white paper, affixed to crumbled stone wall.

READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM, 2001
Library entrance for the Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego. A commissioned work for the Stuart Collection.

Still Life: Choosing and Arranging, 2001
An interactive web-based project for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Digital Gallery. Project launched on June 11,2001 for the inauguration of the Digital Gallery. http://www.moca.org/museum/digital_gallery.php?flash=1&

Intersect: Gorilla With Group (Yellow), 2001
Created for Lettre International (Berlin), Winter 2001, p. 24.

2000 Five 1968 films (New), 2000
An installation for the exhibition "Quartett," Kunsthalle Basel. Basel, Switzerland, September 9 - November 12, 2000. A group exhibition organized by Peter Pakesch with work by John Baldessari, Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Specimen (After Dürer), 2000
A commissioned work for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Smile (with Hair and Moustache), 2000
A billboard project for the "Projekt Fassade" exhibition at Secession, Vienna, Austria, February 28 - October 16, 2000. Billboard installed March 13 - March 26, 2000.

1999 Person With Idea, 1999
Lettre International (Berlin), Winter 1999, cover.

1997 Lamps, 1997
An outdoor installation for the inaugural exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, October 1997.

1996 Stream of Violence: From Front to Torrent (the Beginnings), 1996
An outdoor project for the exhibition "Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst," curated by Peter Weiermair, Eine Internationale Ausstellung Aktueller Kunst. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 9 - May 12, 1996.

From A to B (with Tree), 1996
Series of six images created for Blind Spot Photography (New York), no. 8, 1996, pp. 12-17.

1995 A Sixteenth View of Seattle at Sixteen Locations, 1991-95
An installation at the Department of Public Works commissioned by the Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington.

Two is Company / Three is a Crowd, 1995
Created for "Travelling Eye," a magazine "exhibition," organized by Museum in Progress in cooperation with the Bundesministerium für Verkehr und Kunst and Vienna Paint. Appeared in weekly installments in Profil (Vienna): December 4, 1995, December 11, 1995, December 19, 1995 and December 30, 1995.

1993 "Bruce and Norman Yonemoto with John Baldessari: Three Locations/Three Points of View: Artist Project Series," Santa Monica Museum of Art, July 30 – September 5, 1993. Film Installation.

War: The Appropriate Response Is An Outstretched Hand, 1993
A billboard project for "KRIEG (WAR), the Austrian Triennial on Photography," Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum. Graz, Austria, September 17 - October 31, 1993.

1990 Stage Sets for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, presented by Bay Package Productions and David Bransten at the Zephyr Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1990.

If This Then That (Space Capsule and Man With Hose), 1990
Created for book by Coosje van Bruggen, John Baldessari. New York: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 1990. Realized and Installed in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA March 25 - June 17, 1990 and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 3 - April 28, 1991.

Various (Male) Responses to Nature (Near and Far), 1990
Installation for "Various (Male) Responses to Nature (Near and Far)," Photographic Resource Center. Boston, MA, May 4 – June 24, 1990.

1989Dwarf and Rhinoceros (With Large Black Shape), 1989
An installation for the exhibition "Ni Por Ésas/Not Even So," Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain, January 11 - February 20, 1989.

Two Stories (Yellow and Blue) and Commentary (with Giraffe), 1989
An installation for the exhibition "Magiciens de la terre," Centre Georges Pompidou and Grande Halle La Villette. Paris, France, May 18 - August 14, 1989.

1988 Toronto Water Works Project, 1988
An installation for the exhibition "WaterWorks," R. C. Harris Water Filtration Plant, Toronto, Canada, June 22 - September 30, 1988. Organized by Visual Arts Ontario.

Blue Line, 1988
Hand, 1988
Installations for the exhibition "John Baldessari: Oeuvres Recentes," Palais des Beaux-Arts. Brussels, Belgium, September 18 - November 6, 1988.

(Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe, 1988
A billboard project for Edition Artelier, Graz, Austria.

1987 Composition for Violin and Voices (Male), 1987
An installation for the exhibition "Composition for Violin and Voices (Males)," Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble. Grenoble, France, May 3 - June 28, 1987.

The Difference Between Fête and Fate, 1987
An installation for the exhibition "John Baldessari," Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli. Rivoli, Italy, May - June 1987.

1985 Space Between (24 Photographs of Middelburg Residents), 1985
An installation at the exhibition "Space Between," De Vleeshal Middelburg. Middelburg, The Netherlands, July 12 - August 4, 1985.

Buildings=Guns=People: Desire, Knowledge and Hope (With Smog), 1985
A photomural for "1985 Carnegie International: Europe and America in Pittsburgh," Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, PA, November 9, 1985 - January 5, 1986.

Stake: Art Is Food For Thought and Food Costs Money, 1985
An installation project for the exhibition "La Nouvelle Biennale de Paris," Grande Halle du Parc de la Villette. Paris, France, March 21 - May 21, 1985.

Man and Woman with Bridge, 1985
A billboard project for "ArtSide Out," downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis, MN, May 31 - August 31, 1985. Organized by Film in the Cities and First Banks.

1984 Bread But Roses Too (Sacramento Project), 1984
A photomural for the California Arts Council (Art in Public Buildings Program), State and Consumer Affairs Agency, Employment Development Annex, Sacramento, CA.

Alignment Series: Cars from Movies on Four-Lane Freeway, 1984
A project for the exhibition "Automobile and Culture," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, July 21, 1984 – January 6, 1985.

MOCA Billboard, 1984
Billboard installed on the exterior entrance wall of MOCA Grand Street.

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games poster, 1984
Los Angeles, CA.

Emma and Freud, 1984
Poster announcing a one-person exhibition at Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna and the "Steirischer Herbst ’84" art festival in Graz, Austria.

1982 A Model of a German Intercity Diesel Locomotive Photographed Upside Down and Exhibited Right Side Up at the Kassel Train Station, 1982
Two Bicycles with Riders One Painted, One Photographed, both Upside Down, 1982
Two billboards for a billboard project for Documenta 7, Kassel, West Germany.

1981 Alignment Series: Two Palms and Two Columns (for Newman), 1981
An installation for "Art in Los Angeles: The Museum as Site: Sixteen Artists," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, July 21 - October 4, 1981.

Shape Derived From Subject (Snake): Used As Framing Device to Produce New Photographs, 1981
An installation for the exhibition "John Baldessari: Shape Derived from Subject (Snake): Used as a Framing Device to Produce New Photographs," CEPA Gallery/HallWalls. Buffalo, NY, April 3 - May 17, 1981. Traveled to Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, West Germany, June 11 - July 11, 1981; Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, September 19 - October 10, 1981.

The Vienna Work: People, Places, Foods (Der Zeit ihre Kunst, Der Kunst ihre Freiheit) To the age its art, to art its freedom, 1981
An installation for the exterior of the Vienna Secession Building in conjunction with the "5th Vienna International Biennale: Erweiterte Fotografie," Wiener Secession. Vienna, Austria, October 22 - November 22, 1981.

1973 The Movie Tree Story, 1973
Created for the exhibition catalog Aspects de l'art actuel. Florence, Italy: Centro Di, 1973.