Two people wearing doll-like masks lean over a table where a nude bottom that appears made from plaster or papier-mache is sitting,  Various bowls and pots sit on the table as well.

CANCELED: Bossy Burger, Heidi, and Painter

  • This is a past program

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Three of Paul McCarthy’s touchstone video performance works from the 1990s highlight the artist’s tendencies toward performing in character and in the guise of such iconic figures as Willem de Kooning and Alfred E. Neuman.

An in-person introduction by artist Kaari Upson precedes the screening. (Bossy Burger, 1991, dir. Paul McCarthy, 59 min.; Heidi, 1991, dir. Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, 64 min.; Painter, 1995, dir. Paul McCarthy, 50 min.)

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