Untitled (John Baldessari, 1971/72)

Untitled (John Baldessari, 1971/72)
Mastroiacovo, Thérèse

Untitled (John Baldessari, 1971/72) ―

This work uses as its raw material a piece by John Baldessari, I will not make any more boring art (1972). The “original” is a lithograph in which the artist writes out one sentence, the title of this work, over and over in the form of lines that a student might be given as punishment or a rule you are not aware of and must learn. In my work, I scanned, printed, and photocopied his work, and with the use of liquid paper, I traced out and covered over in each line of the sentence the word “boring.” The text now reads: “I will not make any more… art.” To date I have completed approximately 500 copies.

Thérèse Mastroiacovo is a visual artist. Her practice has embraced a variety of mediums including video, sound, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing, and performance. She teaches in the Studio Art Department at Concordia University. She is presently on the boards of Optica, a centre for contemporary art, and Kore, an ensemble for experimental and contemporary music. She has exhibited her work locally and abroad. Recently she has shown at Mercer Union (Toronto), Leonard & Ellen Bina Gallery (Montreal), Musée régional de Rimouski (Rimouski), and has upcoming solo exhibitions at Blackwood Gallery (Toronto), White Box (Portland, Oregon), and Centre Clark (Montreal).

Photocopies and liquid paper,
ongoing since 2002
81.3 x 101.6 cm,
edition of 10 sheets
removed from the sculptural work
which contains approximately 500 photocopies
Estimate: $ 1000
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