by Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Legendary LA artist Paul McCarthy has been very influential for me. This video, The Painter (1995), is an hilarious story about the artist painting in his studio wearing a stupid big rubber nose and a kind of dress you might wear in a mental institution. After a painting session with huge paint brushes and enormous paint tubes, The Painter is interviewed in a TV studio sitting next to a couple of art collectors. Some of the cliches and nonsense of the art world is exposed and made fun of in a way only Paul McCarthy does it.