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Munich’s Haus der Kunst May Lay Off Large Pewrcentage of Part-Time Staff

July 15th, 2019

After several years of struggles, Munich’s Haus der Kunst may lay off two-thirds of its part-time or replace jobs with outsourced labor.  The museum has suffered from financial troubles in the past months.  Sources say the layoffs come “because we are aiming for a partial closure rather than a complete closure during the due renovation.” 
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Biennale Paris Committe Chairs Resign Over Investigations

July 15th, 2019

Two chairmen of the Biennale Paris’s vetting committee have resigned over the inclusion of exhibitors targeted by criminal investigations in the fair.  The fair has seen controversies mount since a 2016 investigation over the inclusion of forged works.
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Artist Hilary Harkness Heads to P.P.O.W. Gallery

July 15th, 2019

P.P.O.W. Gallery in Manhattan has added painter Hilary Harkness, who joins from the now shuttered Mary Boone.  “She has a very individual voice,” cofounder Wendy Olsoff says. “Her point of view and technique and idiosyncratic style are very much her own… I think a lot of younger women and men don’t know her work and seeing it at our gallery will be eye-opening and exciting.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Paul McCarthy

b. 1945
Lives and works in:

Los Angeles, CA

Represented by:

Hauser and Wirth

Education includes:

University of Utah BA, Salt Lake City
San Francisco Art Institute BFA
University of Southern California MFA, Los Angeles

McCarthy, who trained initially as a painter, works primarily in video and sculpture. His earlier art was influenced by Viennese Actionism, which strives to transcend the limitations of painting by using the body as paintbrush or canvas, and he eventually incorporated bodily fluids in his works.

His 1974 work Painting, Wall Whip featured a video of his headed painted red and his body covered in ketchup, mayonnaise, raw meat and in one instance, feces.

Class Fool, created in 1976, watched as he threw himself around a classroom covered in ketchup until he was too injured and dazed to continue, subsequently vomiting and then inserting a Barbie doll into his rectum.

Retrospective at S.M.A.K.,  Belgium, January – February 18, 2008 [ArtObserved]
Peter Paul Chocolates at Maccrone Gallery, Winter 2007 [ArtObserved]

Wikipedia Entry

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