Paul McCarthy – Zurich

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, 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
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
Paul McCarthy, Static (Pink), 2004-2009.

Paul McCarthy
7 June – 25 July 2009
Hauser & Wirth

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

One Response to Paul McCarthy – Zurich

  1. doghed says:

    looks like bushies face is pressed up against the glass wanting something else, always something else.

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