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Eike Schmidt Reappointed to Uffizi After Cancelling Plans to Move to Vienna

October 14th, 2019

The Italian Culture Ministry has renewed Eike Schmidt’s contract as director of the Uffizi after he cancelled plans to take the helm at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum at the last minute.
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Hans Haacke Profiled in NYT

October 14th, 2019

Hans Haacke gets the profile treatment in the New York Times this week, as he prepares to mount a major retrospective at the New Museum. “To introduce something that deals with the social and political world that we live in — that was alien,” Haacke says of his early work. “Maybe I was naïve, but I did not expect that this would cause problems.”
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U.S. Tariffs Ruling Could Affect Buyers of Prints and Lithographs

October 11th, 2019

A decision in a trade dispute between the US and the EU could cause a price hike for American buyers of photographs and prints. “Because the tariffs apply to lithographs and photographs printed in the last twenty years, they will also have a considerable impact on living artists, who rely on galleries as an important vehicle to sell their works and to foster cultural exchange,” a statement from the ADAA says. “Additionally problematic is the short time between the WTO’s decision and the tariffs’ enforcement, leaving small businesses little time to prepare and adapt.”
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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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