It's been rainy recently in NYC, so let's step inside the Met(Metropolitian Museum of Art) and view the the exhibition of John Baldessari's work, "Pure Beauty." This video by James Kalm* also includes the artist responding to questions from the interested crowd.
In 1970, he burned all his paintings created between 1953 and 1966. He baked the ashes into cookies.
"If I saw the art around me that I liked, then I wouldn’t do art." - John Baldessari
*James Kalm is a working artist living in Brooklyn New York. He has been an active critic for over twelve years writing for the controversial Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org/. For higher resolution videos, writings by James Kalm and views of the paintings of Loren Munk visit http://www.lorenmunk.com/.