Ongoing project around the sale of Bunkhouse, an art installation by Paul McCarthy. KIRAC follows art advisor Paul van Esch in his proces to sell the 1 million euro artwork on social media and will probably make a critical episode about it. (More information about the project here)
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Well, here it is: the details of one of Paul McCarthy’s most iconic and historic installations, Bunkhouse (1996). Its first claim to fame came in 2000/01 when it featured in the Paul McCarthy retrospective at MOCA, LA and the New Museum, NY. I love this work. Not only is it a supreme example of McCarthy’s genius approach to exposing the dark underbelly of the American psyche and the Wild West, but it also has the ability to move any viewer. Literally set into motion — the ‘bunkhouse’ moves on a 20 meter-long railroad track, while the characters inside the house rotate and gyrate — Bunkhouse turns you into an active participant, a voyeur in a bygone era. Now we’re turning you into a voyeur of this work’s sale, dead or alive! Dimensions: Bunkhouse: 242 cm x 350 x 355 cm. (95 1/4 x 137 3/4 x 139 3/4 in) Bunk bed: 175 cm x 182 cm x 74 cm. (68 7/8 x 71 5/8 x 29 1/8 in) Four figures: standing; 187cm. (73 5/8 in); one on knees: 115cm. (45 1/4 in); two lying in bed are each: 182cm. (71 5/8 in) Electrical track: 19m. (748 in) Green fence: 280 x 600 cm. (110 1/4 x 236 in) Site-specific cast wall: 430 x 600 x 200 cm. (169 1/4 x 236 x 78 3/4 in) Each hydraulic tank: 50 x 30 x 80 cm. (19 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 31 1/2 in) #paulmccarthy #bunkhouse #bunkhousesale #museumdonation #taxdeduction #taxdeductible #contemporaryart #artadvisory #artadvisor #artdealer #artdealersdiary
Over Schoonheid en het sublieme op Cafe Weltschmerz
Over schoonheid en het sublieme; Arnold Heumakers, Stefan Ruitenbeek en Kate Sinha
December 8, 2018
Kirac Advice: Neem polarisatie serieus. Cultureel advies aan Stedelijk Museum en Amsterdamse kunstraad.
Starring: Aynouk Tan. Felix Rottenberg en Touria Meliani. 30:03,Dutch, English subs in CC, June 20, 2018.