Paul McCarthy

7 June - 25 July 2009


Captain Ballsack, Bush, pigs, piracy, Hummels and a plethoric variety of materials all feature in Paul McCarthy’s extraordinary new sculptures and drawings, on display in the downstairs galleries of Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The works extend McCarthy’s fictive universe, advancing a raucous, exuberant mayhem that further admits the depravities of society into the realm of art making.

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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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