2-Disc DVD on the West Coast artist John Baldessari by Jan Schmidt-Garre. Also includes three films by Baldessari - Green Postcard (1971), Baldessari Sings LeWitt (1972), Teaching a Plant the Alphabet (1972). "The film shows John Baldessari in all aspects of his work : as an artist in his studio, with the technicians he collaborates with, as a teacher interacting with his students, as a passionate observer of the contemporary scene and visiting the Biennale in Venice as well as the Basel Art Fair. The film provides us with insights into the work of a radically modern-thinking artist and sharpens our perception of the often inaccessible world contemporary art. These insights are complemented by interviews with his colleagues, students, and friends (Meg Cranston, Joseph Kosuth, Matt Mullican, Ed Ruscha, David Salle) as well as with art collectors (Frank Kolodny, Michael Ringier), art dealers (paula Cooper, Michael Findlay, Victor Gisler, Marian Goodman, Margo Leavin, Philomene Magers) and art historians (David Antin, Dave Hickey, Thomas McEvilley, Coosje van Bruggen). Beginning with previously unreleased footage from his "Cremation" project and ending with his largest exhibition to date in the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, the film spans an entire epoch of modern art history." -- from back cover. With English and German subtitles.