John Baldessari, the painter and conceptual artist, and both literally and figuratively a giant of the art world, died on January 2. His legacy will live on in the artists and students he inspired, mentored, and befriended over the decades. One of those former students, conceptual artist Analia Saban, was also a friend of Baldessari’s, and in an brief interview with Glasstire, shared these memories of him:
Glasstire: Analia, I saw your post on Instagram, which was a photograph of you and the late Baldessari holding up peace signs. Tell me about that picture.