Paul McCarthy

By: McCarthy, Paul: Lisa Phillips; Dan Cameron; Amelia Jones; Anthony Vidler

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 21.6 by 27 cm, 256 pp., heavily illus. in color and black and white. Near fine with only the faintest hints of shelf wear to the wraps. Published for the New Museum’s 2000-01 Paul McCarthy exhibition, this volume features a collection of McCarthy’s work which “may at first seem shocking and incomprehensible.” “McCarthy’s work is ‘in your face,’ raw and visceral. It is unrelenting and obsessive in its anxiety and often difficult, even painful, to look at. It is so radical and disturbing that if you don’t know him, you might be full of fear and apprehension. The expressive power of McCarthy’s work has led to misunderstandings because people assume McCarthy the man to be like the characters he has created in his performance works and installation tableaux. Because his portrayals of these personas are so convincing, he is assumed to be unhinged, clumsy and aggressive. Not unlike Cindy Sherman, McCarthy assumes different guises and roles to explore myths and stereotypes in American popular culture. What interests him in particular are consumer icons from the entertainment industry – Hollywood, television, theme parks – and how these sanitized images intersect with the dark underside of American life where child abuse, insanity, rape, pornography, and violence lurk.”

Title: Paul McCarthy

Author Name: McCarthy, Paul: Lisa Phillips; Dan Cameron; Amelia Jones; Anthony Vidler

Categories: General,

Publisher: Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz Publishers: 2000

ISBN Number: 3775709495

ISBN Number 13: 9783775709491

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 708