“He is at the top of the heap of showing us over the last 50 years of post-World War II America. What style, fashion, what people were like,” said Schnitzer. “The way that he took his craft and his genius is totally unique to him. No one else has done these unbelievable, communicative pieces that are so flat and defined. And, like Ellsworth Kelly, eliminates all distractions.”
Mari Hall writes of John Baldessari's goal of inspiring people to stop and think when they see his work.
“He’s picked an image of something that most of us have familiarity about and it puzzles us,” Jordan D. Schnitzer said during his gallery talk at MAM. “It already has a preconceived notion, and that’s a critical word for his work.”
“One of the reasons we wanted to have John Baldessari [art] here is his impact worldwide is so incredible and I think a lot of people in Montana don’t have the opportunity to know these works intimately and firsthand,” MAM senior curator Brandon Reintjes said. “So we framed the exhibition in the context of bringing it and sharing it, which is Jordan’s vision as well.”
John Baldessari's work is easy to like and look at. Baldessari's work comprises photography with circles with primary or complementary colors covering people's faces. His images encourage viewers to stop and look.
"He has these images that look so interesting and innocent and playful, so he seduces us to look at his work," Jordan Schnitzer said.
Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is accompanied by an exhibition catalog published in partnership with the Foundation.Read More
Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation look to fill the gaps in elementary schools, high schools and colleges left from nationwide art cuts. As an extension of the Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in partnership with Palm Springs Life and El Paseo Jewelers for “Warhol in the Park” – a series of free interactive events for elementary school children in four Coachella Valley cities.
‘Warhol in the Park’ has its final event May 6 in Coachella.Read More
The Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming its lobby with an Andy Warhol theme, hosting printmaking residencies, creating a music station ad providing a variety of on-and off-site programming to better highlight the Andy Warhol: Prints From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation runs from March 3 to May 28 at Palm Springs Art Museum and features the pop artist’s most iconic images.
Evergreen reporter, Angelica Relente, writes of the opening ceremony for the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU, which opened April 6th, 2018. The Crimson Cube houses six galleries and 10,000 square feet of exhibition space.
During the ceremony Schnitzer spoke of John Baldessari's influence and his ability to change the world by being an artist. Baldessari's work is on display in the Harmon/Wright gallery.
View all recent Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU press here