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  • Nam June Paik, "Megatron/Matrix", 1995, eight- 
channel video installation with custom electronics; 
color, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 
Museum purchase made possible by Mr. and Mrs. 
Barney A. Ebsworth, Nelson C. White, and the Luisita 
L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

    Artist Nam June Paik used electronics in inventive and goofy ways

    Nam June Paik has been rightly called the George Washington of the video art movement. The South Korean-born artist, who died in 2006 at age 73, led a revolution in embracing television and electronics during the early 1960s to create provocative, quirky and influential works.

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