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Accidental art

RIP John Baldessari

A small collection of artworks by John Baldessari, an amazing artist who died yesterday. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, A Brief History of John Baldessari is worth watching too.

Painting of hand-lettered text: Tips for Artists Who Want To Sell. Generally speaking, paintings with light colors sell more quickly than paintings with dark colors. Subjects that sell well: Madonna and child, landscapes, flower paintings, still lifes (free of morbid props dead birds, etc.), nudes, marine pictures, abstracts, and surrealism. Subject matter is important: it has been said that paintings with cows and hens in them collect dust while the same paintings with bulls and roosters sell.
Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell. 1966–1968. “John Baldessari never touched this painting. He did not paint it. He did not write the text.”

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