Tom Waits Narrates “A Brief History of John Baldessari”
If you were at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, then perhaps you caught this excellent documentary short about John Baldessari by the New York-based filmmaking duo of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (aka Supermarché, the team behind Catfish), which was commissioned last year by LACMA. If not, now’s your chance to watch it online and learn such things as Baldessari’s exact height and his WiFi password, while seeing examples of some of his best known artworks. Oh, and in case you’re wondering why Tom Waits is the one narrating this fast-paced gem, it was at the conceptual artist’s personal request because, “He’s got a great voice.” Agreed. In fact, we think he should be required to narrate everything in life.