Mario Ybarra Jr. | TateShots

We filmed artist Mario Ybarra Jr as he launched a one-day barber’s competition at Sweeney Tate.

In amongst the galleries at Tate Modern you might come across a barbershop, complete with barber’s chairs, checkerboard floor and striped red and white pole at the entrance. This is Sweeney Tate (2007), an art installation named in homage to the legendary demon barber, and modelled on a real barbershop in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.

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