John Baldessari, I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art
...rid my life of accumulated art....It is a reductive, recycling piece. I consider all these paintings a body of work in the real sense of the word. Will I save my life by losing it? Will a Phoenix arise from the ashes? Will the paintings having become dust become materials again? I don’t know, but I feel better.*
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
- Excerpt from, John Baldessari, Cremation Piece, 1969 in Donald Kuspit, "Semiotic Anti-Subject," Artnet, originally from three Getty lectures delivered at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, April 4, 6 and 10, 2000.