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Paul McCarthy

DDDBAI, Donald Daisy Duck Big Adventure Interaction #4, 2017

Pencil on paper
17 × 14 in
43.2 × 35.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Framed at 19 x 16 x 1.5 inches

Framed at 19 x 16 x 1.5 inches

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Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
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 societal norms. Santa Claus porn videos, Hummel figurine parodies, and chocolate butt plugs are among McCarthy’s most well known pieces. For Train, Mechanical (2003-09), McCarthy created a pair of larger-than-life animated sculptures of George W. Bush mounting pigs from behind. “I'm interested in caricatures—from Miss Piggy to Popeye to Santa Claus—that are cultural fabrications,” McCarthy explains. “Santa is one that I've hung on to longer, that I repeat more. There's the whole thing of Christmas and consumption and commodity, and its relationship to capitalism and Western culture and Americana. The character itself is this roly-poly patriarch with a beard—almost a godlike figure.”

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About the work
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Framed at 19 x 16 x 1.5 inches

Framed at 19 x 16 x 1.5 inches

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Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
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 societal norms. Santa Claus porn videos, Hummel figurine parodies, and chocolate butt plugs are among McCarthy’s most well known pieces. For Train, Mechanical (2003-09), McCarthy created a pair of larger-than-life animated sculptures of George W. Bush mounting pigs from behind. “I'm interested in caricatures—from Miss Piggy to Popeye to Santa Claus—that are cultural fabrications,” McCarthy explains. “Santa is one that I've hung on to longer, that I repeat more. There's the whole thing of Christmas and consumption and commodity, and its relationship to capitalism and Western culture and Americana. The character itself is this roly-poly patriarch with a beard—almost a godlike figure.”

Paul McCarthy

DDDBAI, Donald Daisy Duck Big Adventure Interaction #4, 2017

Pencil on paper
17 × 14 in
43.2 × 35.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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