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Nam June Paik
Ommah (2005) in the collection of the National Gallery of Art
Korean name
Hangul 백남준
Revised Romanization Baek Nam-jun
McCune–Reischauer Paek Nam-jun

Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean-born American artist. He is often thought to be the first video artist.

In 1971, he made a cello out of three television sets and some cello strings. Then he got a famous cellist to play the cello.

Starting with his debut, he started the neo-dadaism movement. In 2006, he died of natural causes.

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