"A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation" (1966-68)

"A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation," 1966-68
Acrylic on canvas, height variable x 56 1/2 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"I’m always interested in things that we don’t call art—and I have to say, "Well why not? What can I do to this to make it art? How can I change people’s minds?" I would like people to say, "You can’t do that." I love it that all of a sudden because I’ve said it’s art, somebody believes me."

-John Baldessari