The Painter: an hilarious story about an artist in his studio

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.

INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.