Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Montreal (Qu├ębec province, Canada)

Who is Jack Goldstein? Some might refer to him as a forgotten treasure, but fortunately for the world of art, his contributions don't suffer if his name is unknown by many. Born September 27th, 1945 in Montreal, Canada, he moved to Los Angeles, California in the 60's where he attended high school. This it gave him the opportunity to receive training at Chouinard Art Institute and earn a BFA and then become a member of the inaugural class at the California Institute of the Arts. It was here that he worked under John Baldessari in post-studio art and then earned his MFA (1970-1972). This marked Goldstein's roots in minimalist sculpture and conceptualism. From here, Goldstein transitioned into Performance and Filmography. A couple of his most famous films include "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer," which depicts the lion roaring consecutively, and "Some Plates." Though his work speaks for itself, after this stage, he moved into a sort of obsession with painting, presumably sparked by a lack of financial success; he took ordinary photographs and changed them, sometimes taking away a logical piece to emphasize a concept. Some say his painting phase was him deciding to sell-out; he was still, however, not a big success. And this lack of success made him drop off the map for a while when he moved to the California desert. Here he stayed for over a decade, which is when his work began picking up hype. But despite this, Goldstein wasn't happy, and on March 14th, 2003, he committed suicide just outside his home.


Jack Goldstein Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003) Untitled, 1983 Acrylic on canvas 96 x 132 inches (243.8 x 335.3 cm)
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003)Untitled, 1983Acrylic on canvas96 x 132 inches (243.8 x 335.3 cm)...
Lot 72092
Auction 5043
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003) Untitled, 1990 Acrylic on canvas (in four parts) 96 x 36 x 6 inches (243.8 x 91...
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003)Untitled, 1990Acrylic on canvas (in four parts)96 x 36 x 6 inches (243.8 x 91.... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 70249
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003) Untitled, 1989/1992 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 96 inches (91.4 x 243.8 cm) Signed a
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003)Untitled, 1989/1992Acrylic on canvas36 x 96 inches (91.4 x 243.8 cm)Signed a...
Lot 72066
Auction 5063
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Jack Goldstein (1945-2003) Untitled, 1989 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm)
Jack Goldstein (1945-2003)Untitled, 1989Acrylic on canvas48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm)...
Lot 69061
Auction 5315
Thursday, November 30, 2017
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003) Untitled, 1986 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 84 x 8-1/4 inches (152.4 x 213.4 x 21.0 cm
JACK GOLDSTEIN (American, 1945-2003)Untitled, 1986Acrylic on canvas60 x 84 x 8-1/4 inches (152.4 x 213.4 x 21.0 cm...
Lot 70248
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014

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