"Face Painting – Floor, White Line" (1972)

"Face Painting – Floor, White Line," 1972
Black-and-white videos, 6:02 minutes
Photo by Ann-Marie Rounkle
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"In the ‘70s I started photographing, but then I actually was really interested in the photograph as painting. And so it wasn’t purely documentation; it was about figuration in painting. I would photograph a performance—I would have fifty photographs—and I was really into looking at the images as a type of painting or as a type of figuration in a frame."

-Paul McCarthy