I'm Too Sad to Tell You (1970–71) is a mixed media art work by conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. The work includes a three-minute black-and-white silent film, still photographs and a post card all related to him crying for an unknown reason. The photographs include both a short hair version and a long hair version. The post cards were mailed to his friends with the inscription “I'm too sad to tell you”. There was an original, now lost, version of the film called “Cry Claremont”. It was shown in the Pomona College Gallery in Claremont, California in 1971-72.

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  • I'm Too Sad to Tell You (1970–71) is a mixed media art work by conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. The work includes a three-minute black-and-white silent film, still photographs and a post card all related to him crying for an unknown reason. The photographs include both a short hair version and a long hair version. The post cards were mailed to his friends with the inscription “I'm too sad to tell you”. There was an original, now lost, version of the film called “Cry Claremont”. It was shown in the Pomona College Gallery in Claremont, California in 1971-72. The reason for his sadness is never stated in the work. (en)
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  • I'm Too Sad to Tell You (1970–71) is a mixed media art work by conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. The work includes a three-minute black-and-white silent film, still photographs and a post card all related to him crying for an unknown reason. The photographs include both a short hair version and a long hair version. The post cards were mailed to his friends with the inscription “I'm too sad to tell you”. There was an original, now lost, version of the film called “Cry Claremont”. It was shown in the Pomona College Gallery in Claremont, California in 1971-72. (en)
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