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Just recently, we came across an interview we believe was taken at the Art Center by his students.  For all those who studied under him, it represents the core of Joel’s belief of what it means to be an artist. Joel’s message to those who strive to create spoken many decades ago, holds the same simple truth for all those who strive to create today.

Joel never wavered from the path he so eloquently described in this short film.

Painting in film: "Appear/Disappear" 1983-84 oil on canvas 98" x 108" 

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"Every time I think about the fact I am one, I am completely mystified as to what that means."

Joel Bass - A Human Challenge

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