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Stephen JONES

Australia born 1951

TV Buddha (Homage to Nam June Paik) 1978 Description: The Buddha that Nam June Paik used for his Sydney (April 1976) version of his TV Buddha is Maitreya (The Buddha of the Future). This particular Maitreya sculpture (from Kyoto, Japan) was previously owned by John Kaldor. As the technical attendant on this show, the artist was given permission by Paik to film his work and to make the homage. Paik was given a copy of the final work.

Collection Title: The Systems Interfacing Reports: System: Sol, Planet: Terra. (1978)
Materials & Technique: audiovisual, films, 3/4” U-matic videotape A video by Stephen Jones. Originally shot on Super 8 film at the Art Gallery of NSW during Moorman and Paik in Australia (April 1976). Edition: 1/5 for each work
Place Published: Sydney

Edition Notes: both works made at Video Access centre Paddington, NSW
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.2129.2
  • Stephen Jones 1978-1982