Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Heart (with Pearls), 1990-91
Etching, six colors
39 x 42 inches
$7,000 + shipping
Romantic! A pearl necklace and earings become Baldessari’s iconic dots – including the red, yellow and blues ones that adorn ICI’s logo designed by the artist.
John Baldessari has a long history with ICI, serving as a trustee of the organization for 9 years and presenting his work in 13 ICI touring shows; he also co-curated the exhibition 100 ARTISTS SEE GOD with fellow artist Meg Cranston, which toured to 6 museums across the U.S. and the U.K. from 2004 through 2006. Recent exhibitions include: John Baldessari: Pure Beauty, the artist’s first major U.S. retrospective in 20 years, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 2010–January 2011, solo exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery 2010, and his first exhibition in Russia, 1+1=1 at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, September–November 2013.