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Black and White Tapes


Paul McCarthy



Institution Walker Art Center
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Medium: Media Arts, Videotapes/Videodiscs, Audio-Video | video (black and white, sound)
Culture: American
Physical Description: Compilation of 13 early performances including the following: he becomes a human paintbrush dragging himself across the floor while holding an open can of white paint; he whips the walls and pillars of his studio with a large paint-soaked sheet; he spits directly onto the camera lens.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.84
Artist: Paul McCarthy, American, b. 1945
Role: Artist
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, b. 1945
Added to Site: March 1, 2009