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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970–1997: Hamburg Kunstverein, 11 November 2001–17 January 2002; Haarlem, De Hallen (Frans Hals Museum), 7 September–27 October 2002,and Oslo, Museet for Samtidskunst, 23 March–25 May 2003 (another example exhibited; still images illustrated); New York, Luhring Augustine Gallery, Continuous Play, 5–28 September, 2008; Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Paul McCarthy: Head Shop / Shop Head. Works 1966–2006, 17 June–3 September 2006, pp. 238–39 (another example exhibited; still images illustrated)

  • Literature

    Y. Dziewior, ed., Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970–1997, exh. cat., Cologne, 2003, pp. 105–06 (still images illustrated); M. af Petersens and I. Blazwick, Paul McCarthy Head Shop / Shop Head. Works 1966–2006, Cologne: Steidl, 2006, pp. 238–39 (still images illustrated)

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Rocky

1976/2004
DVD and Beta master in accompanying red plastic case with unique sketch in marker on the cover. Duration approximately 21 minutes, 30 seconds.
Case measures 41.3 × 33.7 × 6.9 cm (16 1/4 × 13 1/4 × 2 3/4 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘“ROCKY” 1976 Paul McCarthy’ on case; signed titled and dated again ‘ROCKY / 1976 / Paul McCarthy’ on binder edge of case; signed and dated ‘Paul McCarthy 2004’ and numbered of ten on inside front cover of case. This work is from an edition of 10. Each work from this edition is accompanied by a Beta master copy, DVD, and a unique drawing by the artist on the cover of the plastic case.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £49,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

28 June
London