New sculptures and drawings from Paul McCarthy make up the current show in the downstairs galleries of Hauser & Wirth Zürich.
Paul McCarthy, Puppet (Original), 2005-2008.
Paul McCarthy has been testing the limits of depravity for more than four decades. The abject horrors and anti-heroes presented along the way have grounded the audience in the comfort of his nightmare.
Paul McCarthy, Happy Traveler, 2008.
The sculptures in the current show represent the low end of the social meter over the past six years. We’ve seen the ultimate in mindless greed and perhaps even some genuine evil in the course of the chronicled period. More than adequate fuel for the master to trek into new territory. Life has been imitating McCarthy recently, it should be interesting to see where he goes from here.
Paul McCarthy, Static (Pink), 2004-2009.
7 June – 25 July 2009
Hauser & Wirth