Bart Goldstein Obituary, Death – Goldstein was born in 1945 in the city of Montreal. In 1963, he made the move to Los Angeles and attended the Chouinard Art Institute as well as the California Institute of the Arts for his art education. Since the 1970s, there has been a significant increase in the number of public showings of Jack Goldstein’s films, performances, records, and paintings. Both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre of Contemporary Art in Grenoble have hosted exhibitions of his work within the past two years. On March 14, 2003, Jack Goldstein passed away in the city of San Bernadino, California.

The news of  Goldstein’s passing has left us in a state of deep mourning since we received it. Goldstein took his own life on March 14th, at his residence in San Bernardino, California, following a protracted and excruciating battle with depression as well as an addiction to drugs. Goldstein was one of the most important artists of his generation. He produced an extraordinary body of work over the course of more than twenty years, which included sculptures, performances, films, phonographic sound works, photographs, paintings, and texts. His work was often provocative and had its roots in a critique of the legacy of minimalism and pop art.

Goldstein was born in 1945 in Montreal to parents of English and Canadian-Jewish descent. When he was in his teens, Goldstein moved to Los Angeles with his family. His heritage includes both English and Canadian Jewish traditions. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from the Chouinard Art Institute, Jack went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. At the time, the CIA was the center of one of the most stimulating debates on the semiotics of the (particularly Hollywood) image, which was influenced by the artist and teacher John Baldessari….