Last year Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions, Ltd. ingaugurated its new line of high quality "useable" with three original ceramic chargers designed by Charles Christopher Hill and Lita Albuquerque. Working under the direction of the artist, we have now produced a beautiful 36 inch square, 100% silk crepe scarf inspired by John Baldessari's famous print from 1971. The velvet black letters are offset by a luxurious pearl white background and bordered with handrolled hems.
The artist comments about this seminal project: "I WILL NOT MAKE ANY MORE BORING ART was my response to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to do an exhibition there, which took place from April 1 - April 10, 1971. As there wasn't enough money for me to travel to Nova Scotia I proposed that the students voluntarily write, "I will not make any more boring art" on the walls of the gallery, like punishment. To my surprise they covered the walls."
Baldessari has made an indelible mark on the character of contemporary art and thought. His works have been concerned particularly with the interplay between verbal and visual ideas. Both his use of the text and his appreciation for a useable "ready-made" product is based in the Duchampian areana of conceptual art. He has had solo exhibitions organized by The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1981), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1990), The Museum of Modern Art (1994). He has particpated in the Whitney Biennial, Documenta and at the Venice Biennale.