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Malcom McLaren Musical Paintings
Edited by Malcolm McLaren.
Texts by Delia Brown, Rodney Graham, Damien Hirst, Jim Lambie, Jack Pierson, Anselm Reyle, Bernd Wurlitzer.

Published with ScheiblerMitte, Berlin.
published in 2009
English edition
11,5 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages (65 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-03764-058-6
EAN: 9783037640586
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"Today," declares Malcolm McLaren, " there are two words that sum up the culture: 'authenticity' is one, and the other … 'karaoke'! Many artists spend their entire life trying to authenticate, make true, a karaoke culture—but you have to be a magician to make that happen."
This book, like the exhibition it stems from, is built around McLaren's "Shallow," a series of 21 "musical paintings" made from a "grab bag of pop culture's debris over the past 50 years."
The project, curated by Bernd Wurlitzer, brought together Delia Brown, Wolfgang Flad, Rodney Graham, Gregor Hildebrandt, Damien Hirst, Alicja Kwade, Jim Lambie, Jack Pierson, Rob Pruitt, Michael Queenland, Anselm Reyle, Michael Sailstorfer, and Andreas Schulze.
Malcolm McLaren has proven to be a visionary of pop culture and a pop cultural icon for over 30 years. With "Shallow," he is formally announcing his identity as an artist.
Published for the eponymous exhibition at ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, from November 2008 to January 2009 (www.aurelscheibler.com).