(This is a tongue-in-cheek post, so have fun with it.)
So, what do you think? Baldessari is a conceptual artist hailing from the upper echelon of the art world, but there are artists who do win medals and ribbons. Baldessari isn’t talking about those artists.
Also, he’s in a position where, undoubtedly, people are constantly trying to impress him with their accomplishments. Presumably, this is before he sees any artwork. Maybe a system of stripes would serve his purpose.
What would the highest rank look like on someone’s jacket? What would they have to accomplish to get it?
What would be 2nd and 3rd?
And what is the lowest ranking?
C’mon. Make me laugh. I dare you.