Artist John Baldessari asked Tom Waits to narrate his short history and it’s pretty funny, though I have no idea why anyone would brag about Baldessari’s iPhone app — which is pretty awful — though it does fit into the whole tone of the video.
The video was commissioned by LACMA for their first annual Art + Film Gala last year. The event honored John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.
And who doesn’t love the fact that he knows that he will be remembered as the “guy who put dots over people’s faces.” And you better believe that I will be bookmarking his wifi password for future reference.
What are the three things Baldessari would tell a young artist?
- Talent is cheap.
- You have to be Possessed but you can’t will.
- Being at the right place at the right time.
h/t Craig Platt via NY Mag