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Paul McCarthy

Peter Paul Skin Sample, 2005

The complete set of 15 digital laser prints in colors, on Kodak Professional Endura paper, the full sheets
6 3/5 × 9 9/10 in
16.8 × 25.1 cm
Edition 28/36 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Phillips

All sheets: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (16.8 x 25.1 cm)
All framed

Lacking the original box

All sheets: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (16.8 x 25.1 cm)
All framed

Lacking the original box

Signature
Signed and numbered 28/36 in on the Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Parkett Editions, Zurich and New York
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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Phillips

All sheets: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (16.8 x 25.1 cm)
All framed

Lacking the original box

All sheets: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (16.8 x 25.1 cm)
All framed

Lacking the original box

Signature
Signed and numbered 28/36 in on the Certificate of Authenticity (there were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Parkett Editions, Zurich and New York
Paul McCarthy
American, b. 1945
Follow

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

Peter Paul Skin Sample, 2005

The complete set of 15 digital laser prints in colors, on Kodak Professional Endura paper, the full sheets
6 3/5 × 9 9/10 in
16.8 × 25.1 cm
Edition 28/36 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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