Nam June Paik
Self-Portrait, 2005

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Artist name
Nam June Paik
Date created
video installation
single-channel video with sound in a vintage television with permanent oil marker
13 3/4 × 18 1/4 × 19 1/2 in. (34.93 × 46.36 × 49.53 cm)
Date acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions
© Estate of Nam June Paik
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

Ken Hakuta describes the experience of growing up with his uncle, the artist Nam June Paik, who was at the vanguard of video, sculpture, and performance art. He shares unique insight into a large group of works by Paik, who experimented with ways to distort the images on television screens, created robots from miscellaneous found objects, and even made artwork from Hakuta’s broken childhood toys.

See Robot K456 walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4zTxGrtrc
More television art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVozAnBiZrg

Other Works by Nam June Paik

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