Conversation and Book Signing with Artist Paul McCarthy

  • Sat 4 June 2016
  • 3.30 pm

Join us for a conversation between Paul McCarthy and Hauser & Wirth Senior Director Stacen Berg 3.30 – 4.30 pm. The artist will be signing books 4.30 – 5.30 pm. ARTBOOK @ Hauser& Wirth hosts a book signing with the artist to celebrate the release of Paul McCarthy’s revised and expanded monograph from Phaidon. Originally released in 1996, this was the first comprehensive survey of over 20 years of work by a profoundly influential artist whose work is in the collections of the world’s most important museums. Ralph Rugoff identifies key themes in McCarthy’s oeuvre, setting them within a broader cultural context. Kristine Stiles talks with the artist about his performances. Giacinto Di Pietrantonio focuses on McCarthy’s ‘Pinocchio Pipenose Householddilemma,’ a nineteenth-century tale told in a post-Disney world. For the artist’s writings section, McCarthy has spliced together various fragments from Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Nausea,’ creating his own non-linear rendition of this classic existential novel. The book also includes interviews and previously unpublished notes and poems towards sculptures, performances and videos. Finally, renewed art critic and historian Robert Storr investigates how McCarthy’s work has evolved over the past two decades. This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to reserve a place.