Paul McCarthyRocky 1976

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Artist
Paul McCarthy (born 1945)
Title
Rocky
Date 1976
MediumVideo, monitor, colour and sound and 11 works on paper, graphite
Dimensionssupport, each: 605 x 480 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2001
Reference
T07713
Not on display

Summary

Rocky comprises a single monitor video and fourteen related drawings. The video exists in an edition of five, but Tate's version is outside the edition since it is uniquely accompanied by the drawings with which it is always displayed. The video begins with a man, McCarthy himself, waiting before the camera with his back turned and then turning to face it. Wearing shorts and boxing gloves, he begins to address the viewer in muttered sounds which mimic the manner in which actor Sylvester Stallone speaks as the character Rocky in the eponymous 1976 film… (read more)

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