As a part of Frieze Projects curated by Ali Subotnick, within the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios, Paul McCarthy will present ‘Daddies Tomato Ketchup Inflatable’ (2007), a 50-foot high inflatable, alongside a continuous loop screening of ‘Bossy Burger’ (1991). Activating the cinematic setting, Frieze Projects will create a disorienting atmosphere where visitors are in two places at once: an artificial New York City within Los Angeles.
To complement the opening of its new gallery in St. Moritz, Hauser & Wirth has installed a monumental bronze sculpture by Los-Angeles based artist Paul McCarthy by the lake in the grounds of the Hotel Waldhaus am See. Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz is the gallery’s ninth location worldwide (and third in Switzerland), opening on 28 December in the Palace Galerie building with an exhibition by Louise Bourgeois
Paul McCarthy at Hauser & Wirth: A Horror Show on a Grand, Exquisite Scale reviewed by Los Angeles Times
Started a century ago, Surrealism was a movement whose works startled viewers into a heightened awareness of what was going on around them – socially, politically and culturally.
Paul McCarthy and his son and collaborator Damon McCarthy with curators Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Tom Eccles discuss WS and 'The Feature, Armory Edit', the 7 hour, 4 channel video that plays in the Armory's 55,000 square-foot Drill Hall.
California artist Paul McCarthy is known for his pioneering abject performances and sculptural dioramas of bourgeois depravity, like ‘Cultural Gothic’ (1992), recently on view in the New Museum’s NYC 1993 exhibition.