it was a tweet from Paddy Johnson of Art Fag City that first piqued my interest about Baldessari and the Pure Beauty show at The Met. here is a link to her review. regretfully, before this show, i was only familiar with Basdessari’s work in a passing sense. that has changed forever. aside from the scope of amazing work, the curatorial staff at The Met gave the show room to breathe and the unconventional canvases space to make an impact. i disagree with my gf’s favorite Work of Art critic Jerry Saltz, for me it was the last few rooms that were my favorite.