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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Baldessari still in mind

By Blake Gopnik

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com.

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(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A few frames from the 13-minute video called "I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art," shot by John Baldessari in 1971. His current Met retrospective still dwells in my mind as notably less boring than almost any exhibition I've seen. And then, of course, there's the Canadian connection: The place that got him not to make boring art - or to make not-boring art - was the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, then in its heyday. Its influence lingers on the Canadian scene, making the artists of the Great White North some of the best and most rigorous around. Or at least they bore less.

By Blake Gopnik  | November 30, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Contemporary Art, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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