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John S. Boskovich

Born: Dec 8, 1956

Death: Sep 24, 2006

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Nationality: United States

John S. Boskovich

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1956
Date of Death : Sep 24, 2006
Birth Place : Los Angeles

John S. Boskovich was an artist, writer, filmmaker, and teacher. An only child, Boskovich was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Notre Dame High School. Boskovich received an undergraduate degree from USC, and went on to earn a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. At CalArts, he was a student of John Baldessari, a conceptual artist who became a mentor. While attending CalArts, Boskovich simultaneously earned a law degree at Loyola Law School, although he never practiced law. In the late 1980s Boskovich co-wrote and directed Without You I'm Nothing, a one-woman off-Broadway show starring actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard. He also directed the subsequent 1990 film version. He later went on to direct North, a 2001 film which featured artist and writer Gary Indiana reading from Louis-Ferdinand Celine's novel of the same name. As an artist, Boskovich was indebted to the Dadaists, and used found objects, photography, handwritten and typeset texts, as well as audio sources to create witty, sharp-edged, social commentary. From 1988 to 1999, Boskovich exhibited at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery, now in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA.

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