Baldessari Sings LeWitt
1972 | 00:12:50 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | 1/2" open reel video
Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles
"One of Baldessari’s most ambitious and risky efforts. Seated and holding a sheaf of papers, he proceeds to sing each of Sol LeWitt’s 35 conceptual statements to a different pop tune, after the model of Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter. What initially presents itself as humorous gradually becomes a struggle to convey Lewitt’s statements through this arbitrary means."
—Helene Winer, “Scenarios/Documents/Images,” Art in America 61 (March 1973)
An excerpt of this title (4:00) is also available on Surveying the First Decade: Volume 1.
This title was in the original Castelli-Sonnabend video art collection.