Paul McCarthy

American, b. 1945

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Paul McCarthy is recognized for his provocative, some would say tasteless, performances, multi-media installations, and sculptures that irreverently fuse high and low culture in their biting but humorous critique of American mythology and accepted …

Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$5m, Christie's, 2011
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$3,276
Brancusi Tree (Silver), 2007
Sold on May 1, 2021
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Sculpture
Self-inflatable Mylar fabric multiple with integrated fan
91.4 x 198.1 x 91.4 cm
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Realized Price
$3,276
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
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Brancusi Tree (Silver), 2007
Self-inflatable Mylar fabric multiple with integrated fan
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$3,276
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Sculpture
91.4 x 198.1 x 91.4 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
$3,276
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What Do You Think of Death, 2006
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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Painting
oil and spray enamel on canvas
118.4 x 168.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
Description
GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957), PAUL MCCARTHY (B. 1945), JAKE & DINOS CHAPMAN (B. 1966 & 1962) signed and dated ‘Condo 06 Paul McCarthy 06 Dinos Chapman Jake Chapman’ (on a piece of canvas affixed to the reverse) oil and spray enamel on canvas 66 1/8 x 46 5/8in. (168.1 x 118.4cm.) Executed in 2006
What Do You Think of Death, 2006
oil and spray enamel on canvas
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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Painting
118.4 x 168.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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Price not available
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GEORGE CONDO (B. 1957), PAUL MCCARTHY (B. 1945), JAKE & DINOS CHAPMAN (B. 1966 & 1962) signed and dated ‘Condo 06 Paul McCarthy 06 Dinos Chapman Jake Chapman’ (on a piece of canvas affixed to the reverse) oil and spray enamel on canvas 66 1/8 x 46 5/8in. (168.1 x 118.4cm.) Executed in 2006
$2,016
Silicon Gloves (Spaghetti Man/Tomato Head Hands)
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
fiberglass and steel, in two parts
12.7 x 48.3 x 10.2 cm
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Realized Price
$2,016
Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
silicon, fiberglass and steel, in two parts Each: 19 by 5 by 4 in. (48.3 by 12.7 by 10.2 cm.) Executed in 1993-2001, this work is number 1 from an edition of 7. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Silicon Gloves (Spaghetti Man/Tomato Head Hands)
fiberglass and steel, in two parts
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
$2,016
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Sculpture
12.7 x 48.3 x 10.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$2,016
Description
silicon, fiberglass and steel, in two parts Each: 19 by 5 by 4 in. (48.3 by 12.7 by 10.2 cm.) Executed in 1993-2001, this work is number 1 from an edition of 7. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
$3,024
Brancusi Tree (Silver), 2007
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
Self-inflatable Mylar fabric multiple with integrated fan
91.4 x 198.1 x 91.4 cm
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Realized Price
$3,024
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
Description
Brancusi Tree (Silver), 2007
Self-inflatable Mylar fabric multiple with integrated fan
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
$3,024
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Sculpture
91.4 x 198.1 x 91.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
Realized Price
$3,024
£750
Untitled (Finger Wave), 2007
Sold on Sep 10, 2020
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Print
Offset lithograph in colours, on wove paper, the full sheet.
41.4 x 29.1 cm
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Realized Price
£750
Auction Sale
Sep 10, 2020
Phillips
Description
Untitled (Finger Wave), 2007
Offset lithograph in colours, on wove paper, the full sheet.
Sep 10, 2020
Phillips
£750
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Print
41.4 x 29.1 cm
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Sep 10, 2020
Phillips
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£750
$12,500
Untitled (Drawing for Alpine Man), 1992-1998
Sold on Aug 4, 2020
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Work on Paper
ink, charcoal and packing tape collage on four joined sheets of paper
56.5 x 40.6 cm
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Realized Price
$12,500
Auction Sale
Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
Description
Paul McCarthy (b. 1945) Untitled (Drawing for Alpine Man) signed and dated 'Paul McCarthy 92-98' (on the reverse) ink, charcoal and packing tape collage on four joined sheets of paper 22 ¼ x 16 in. (56.5 x 40.6 cm.) Executed in 1992-1998.
Untitled (Drawing for Alpine Man), 1992-1998
ink, charcoal and packing tape collage on four joined sheets of paper
Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
$12,500
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Work on Paper
56.5 x 40.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$12,500
Description
Paul McCarthy (b. 1945) Untitled (Drawing for Alpine Man) signed and dated 'Paul McCarthy 92-98' (on the reverse) ink, charcoal and packing tape collage on four joined sheets of paper 22 ¼ x 16 in. (56.5 x 40.6 cm.) Executed in 1992-1998.
$75,000
Dick Eye
Sold on Jul 2, 2020
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Sculpture
silicone and wood base
48.3 x 55.9 x 41.9 cm
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Realized Price
$75,000
Auction Sale
Jul 2, 2020
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Description
Dick Eye
silicone and wood base
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
$75,000
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Sculpture
48.3 x 55.9 x 41.9 cm
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Jul 2, 2020
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Realized Price
$75,000
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Tomato Head (Green), 1994
Sold on Jun 25, 2020
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Sculpture
fiberglass, urethane, rubber, metal, plastic, fabric and painted metal base
86 in.
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 25, 2020
Christie's
Description
PAUL MCCARTHY (B. 1945) _Tomato Head (Green)_ fiberglass, urethane, rubber, metal, plastic, fabric and painted metal base height: 86 in. (218.4 cm.) installation dimensions variable Executed in 1994. This work is one of three unique variants (_Green _shirt, _Black _shirt, _Burgundy _shirt).
Tomato Head (Green), 1994
fiberglass, urethane, rubber, metal, plastic, fabric and painted metal base
Jun 25, 2020
Christie's
Price not available
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Sculpture
86 in.
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Jun 25, 2020
Christie's
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Price not available
Description
PAUL MCCARTHY (B. 1945) _Tomato Head (Green)_ fiberglass, urethane, rubber, metal, plastic, fabric and painted metal base height: 86 in. (218.4 cm.) installation dimensions variable Executed in 1994. This work is one of three unique variants (_Green _shirt, _Black _shirt, _Burgundy _shirt).
$75,000
DEAD VIKING, 1992
Sold on Mar 6, 2020
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Sculpture
acrylic fur, wood, rubber and found costume
183.0 x 30.4 x 61.0 cm
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Realized Price
$75,000
Auction Sale
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
DEAD VIKING, 1992
acrylic fur, wood, rubber and found costume
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
$75,000
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Sculpture
183.0 x 30.4 x 61.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$75,000
$52,500
Fancy Tomato Ketchup from the series PROPO, 1991, 2009
Sold on Mar 4, 2020
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Photography
cibachrome print mounted to aluminum
121.9 x 182.9 cm
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Realized Price
$52,500
Auction Sale
Mar 4, 2020
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Description
Fancy Tomato Ketchup from the series PROPO, 1991, 2009
cibachrome print mounted to aluminum
Mar 4, 2020
Phillips
$52,500
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Photography
121.9 x 182.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 4, 2020
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Realized Price
$52,500