John Baldessari & Alejandro Cesarco

After intense discussions, protégé Alejandro Cesarco takes a break with his mentor John Baldessari.
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

After intense discussions, protégé Alejandro Cesarco takes a break with his mentor John Baldessari. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

John Baldessari and Alejandro Cesarco discuss their joint project, which can be seen in its early incarnation on the desk. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

John Baldessari and Alejandro Cesarco discuss their joint project, which can be seen in its early incarnation on the desk. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Mentor John Baldessari is working on the colours to be used in the joint project, while Alejandro Cesarco works on the text. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Mentor John Baldessari is working on the colours to be used in the joint project, while Alejandro Cesarco works on the text. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Pictured is the joint project by John Baldessari and Alejandro Cesarco, courtesy of Murray Guy / Marian Goodman Gallery.

Pictured is the joint project by John Baldessari and Alejandro Cesarco, courtesy of Murray Guy / Marian Goodman Gallery.

John Baldessari shows his work to protégé Alejandro Cesarco. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

John Baldessari shows his work to protégé Alejandro Cesarco. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

“As a writer once said about teaching...the ideal teaching is the teacher on one end of the log and the student at the other end,” says John Baldessari. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

“As a writer once said about teaching...the ideal teaching is the teacher on one end of the log and the student at the other end,” says John Baldessari. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco listens to John Baldessari’s views on artistic collaboration in his studio. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco listens to John Baldessari’s views on artistic collaboration in his studio. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco examines (Blue) Face with Nose and Tangled Rope prior to the opening of Baldessari's exhibition Noses & Ears, Etc., Part Two in the Marian Goodman Gallery.

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco examines (Blue) Face with Nose and Tangled Rope prior to the opening of Baldessari's exhibition Noses & Ears, Etc., Part Two in the Marian Goodman Gallery.

One of Alejandro Cesarco's electronic creations is featured on his PC in his study in Brooklyn. New York, October 2006

One of Alejandro Cesarco's electronic creations is featured on his PC in his study in Brooklyn. New York, October 2006

Alejandro Cesarco believes that he and John Baldessari have a “shared inquiry in the foundations of art, as it has come to mean”.  Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Alejandro Cesarco believes that he and John Baldessari have a “shared inquiry in the foundations of art, as it has come to mean”. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, U.S.

Alejandro Cesarco at the opening of his film installation – Everness, a remake of the last scene of James Joyce’s The Dead. Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Alejandro Cesarco at the opening of his film installation – Everness, a remake of the last scene of James Joyce’s The Dead. Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco visits the Giardini at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Venice, June 2011

Protégé Alejandro Cesarco visits the Giardini at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Venice, June 2011