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Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Video Art," noted artist Nam June Paik created a diverse body of work during his life, including video sculptures, installations, and television productions. This collection from the Smithsonian American Art Museum provides selected highlights from this extensive archive housed at the institution. Visitors can read a biographical piece on Paik and then dive into the selected highlights. The items here are divided into a dozen headings, including Toys, Robots, and Radios. Each area contains a brief discussion of why each item was important to Paik, along with a range of images. A good place to start is with Elvis & Beethoven, as it provides some insights into his fascination with all aspects of culture, high and low.

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  • Arts > History
  • Arts > Visual Arts

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    NSDL,Arts -- Visual arts,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140411205426938T,History/Policy/Law,Arts -- History,Social Sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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