Paul McCarthy

A&E Drawing Session, Santa Anita

14 July 2020

Online Exhibition

Created during a series of freely improvised performances between Paul McCarthy and the German actress Lilith Stangenberg, ‘A&E Drawing Session, Santa Anita’ comprises a group of twelve important new works on paper in which themes of violence and power coalesce. In keeping with McCarthy’s multidisciplinary oeuvre, the drawings have evolved out of the artist’s current film project ‘NV Night Vader’ (2019 - ), based on Liliana Cavani’s sadomasochistic erotic drama ‘The Night Porter’ (1974). This epic film project features a deranged cast of characters, including McCarthy as ‘Max’, a mafioso-like Hollywood executive, and Stangenberg in the role of Lucia, the central character of the 1974 movie, who here plays a young German Actress.

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About the Artist

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy is widely considered to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking contemporary American artists. Born in 1945, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he first established a multi-faceted artistic practice, which sought to break the limitations of painting by using unorthodox materials such as bodily fluids...

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