"Hanging Man (With Sunglasses)" (1984)

"Hanging Man (With Sunglasses)," 1984
Black-and-white photographs, 61 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy the artist

"In music we call it sampling; in art we call it appropriation. I really just don’t think imagery should be owned, including my own. If it’s part of our world, it’s like owning words. How could you own words? It’s stuff to use."

-John Baldessari