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Paul McCarthy

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


 

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Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy: Rebel Dabble Babble

JRP|RINGIER
Text by Donatien Grau, Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy

Hbk, 10.5 x 15.5 in. / 312 pgs / 374 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
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Paul McCarthy: The Box

HATJE CANTZ
Edited by Joachim Jäger. Text by Stacen Berg, Michael Diers, Donatien Grau, Nick Herman, Joachim Jäger.

Hbk, 8.25 x 12.25 in. / 256 pgs / 216 color. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775736145 | $60.00


Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy: Caribbean Pirates

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Edited by Hubert Klocker.

Pbk, 10.5 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 76 color. | 10/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783863351939 | $44.95


Paul McCarthy's Low Life Slow Life

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Jens Hoffmann.

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 640 pgs / 700 color. | 8/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775725736 | $85.00


Paul McCarthy: Between Beauty and the Beast

FOUNDATION 20/21
Edited by Tim Nye. Text by Sam Lipsyte.

Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 56 pgs / 33 color. | 2/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781891027239 | $45.00


Paul McCarthy: Tokyo Santa

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Artwork by Paul McCarthy.

Hardcover, 10.75 x 15.5 in. / 154 pgs / 137 color. | 3/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783883756141 | $100.00


Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970-1997

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Ulrike Groos, Johann Lothar Schröder and Kathrin Sauerländer.

Paperback, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 192 color. | 1/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783883755373 | $30.00


Paul McCarthy Mickey Mouse Collector's Edition

HATJE CANTZ

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Paul McCarthy: Lala Land

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essays by Elisabeth Bronfen, Stephanie Rosenthal, Benjamin Weissman and John C. Welchman.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color. | 8/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783775716536 | $65.00


Paul McCarthy: Brain Box, Dream Box

RICHTER VERLAG
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann. Essays by Roberto Ohrt and Eva Meyer-Hermann.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / 351 color / 210 bw. | 3/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783937572123 | $75.00


Paul McCarthy: Dimensions Of The Mind

OKTAGON
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann.

Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5 in. / 60 pgs / 54 color | 2/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9783896110879 | $35.00


Paul Mccarthy

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Artwork by Paul McCarthy. Edited by Dan Cameron. Text by Lisa Phillips, Anthony Vidler, Amelia Jones.

Paperback, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 160 color / 180 bw. | 1/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9783775709491 | $45.00


Paul McCarthy: Propo

CHARTA
Artwork by Paul McCarthy.

Paperback, 7.5 x 7.5 in. / 128 pgs / 113 color. | 8/2/1999 | Not available
ISBN 9788881582105 | $29.95


Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy: Rebel Dabble BabblePaul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy: Rebel Dabble Babble

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Text by Donatien Grau, Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy

This publication presents photographs shot during the making of Rebel Dabble Babble, a collaboration between Paul McCarthy and his son Damon McCarthy. Rebel Dabble Babble is an installation and video projection work inspired by both Nicholas Ray’s 1955 classic Hollywood film Rebel without a Cause and the rumors attending the off-set relationships between its director and his stars James Dean, Nathalie Wood and Sal Mineo. This densely layered opus expands beyond its references to the 1955 movie to offer a meditation on the archetypes and Oedipal tensions that define family dynamics. In the film, McCarthy and his actors (including Hollywood star James Franco) play hybrids both of Ray’s cinematic characters and the actors who played them. With this mind-bending series of doubles, binaries and inversions, Rebel Dabble Babble presents perversions of interchangeable roles and fetish relationships.

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Paul McCarthy: The BoxPaul McCarthy: The Box

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Joachim Jäger. Text by Stacen Berg, Michael Diers, Donatien Grau, Nick Herman, Joachim Jäger.

This handsome new book by Paul McCarthy (born 1945) highlights a major new work that refers to both the physical and the mental space of artistic creativity. The Box is McCarthy’s reflection on the phenomenon of the artist’s studio. As inconspicuous as any other plain moving box from the outside, the interior of the work reveals a striking, barely comprehensible diversity of things that inhabit this intimate and ever-changing incubator for artistic ideas. First, McCarthy constructed a model of a barn-like space in Pasadena, California, which served as his studio during the 1970s. Turned on its side 90 degrees, along with its approximately 3,000 objects--from a bulky steel cabinet to a pencil--the work compels a disorienting shift of perception in the viewer, which is impressively extended into the tactile quality of the book and its abundance of images.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 12.25 in. / 256 pgs / 216 color.

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Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy: Caribbean PiratesPaul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy: Caribbean Pirates

13 Video Projections

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Hubert Klocker.

Caribbean Pirates offers a peek inside Paul and Damon McCarthy’s stage set for their 2006 video projection of the same name, reproducing production shots, installation shots and video stills. Allusions to political power and Hollywood cinema mingle freely with viscera and scenes of gluttony, violence and excess.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 10.5 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 76 color.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2012
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Paul McCarthy's Low Life Slow LifePaul McCarthy's Low Life Slow Life

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Jens Hoffmann.

Low Life Slow Life—a hefty, 640-page tome covering a two-part exhibition at San Francisco's CCA Wattis Institute curated by Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy—is packaged as an instantly recognizable recreation of a Tide box, circa 1973. A fine work of book art in its own right, it showcases a vast range of works that have influenced McCarthy's career, presenting a personal map of his individual take on art history alongside his unique creative philosophy. This personal map includes works by John Altoon, Günter Brus, Howard Fried, Dan Graham, Allan Kaprow, Rachel Khedoori, Yves Klein, Tetsumi Kudo, Yayoi Kusama, Maria Lassnig, Robert Mallary, Gustav Metzger, Yoko Ono, Lil Picard, Jason Rhoades, Dieter Roth, Barbara Smith, Stan VanDerBeek and Andy Warhol. The catalogue, which is designed by McCarthy with Jon Sueda, also includes an interview with McCarthy and an essay on his work by Wattis Institute curator Jens Hoffmann.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Paperback, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 640 pgs / 700 color.

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Paul McCarthy: Between Beauty and the BeastPaul McCarthy: Between Beauty and the Beast

Sculptures, Drawings and Photographs

Published by Foundation 20/21.
Edited by Tim Nye. Text by Sam Lipsyte.

Most artists would be sorry to hear that their work looked like a steaming plate of poop, but not Paul McCarthy. Because that's exactly what he's drawn. In a woodbound portfolio scribbled and annotated ("finger," "smeel my assh hul hole") in what looks like the handwriting of a teenage boy, everything that isn't scatological is phallic or violent. Photographs, including documentation of his sculptures, raise the production values and (sometimes) lower the NC-17 rating. And his commentaries on the work clarify his intentions: if Disney-esque model dwarves are "emissaries from multinational conglomerates come to colonize our dreams," McCarthy's mission must be, in part, recovering those dreams and restoring the taboo to our minds. Mission accomplished. McCarthy, born in Salt Lake City in 1945 and a longtime resident of Los Angeles, has had recent major solo shows at Stockholm's Moderna Museet, New York's New Museum and the Tate Modern in London.

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FOUNDATION 20/21

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 56 pgs / 33 color.

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PUB DATE 2/1/2007
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Paul McCarthy: Lala LandPaul McCarthy: Lala Land

Parody Paradise

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essays by Elisabeth Bronfen, Stephanie Rosenthal, Benjamin Weissman and John C. Welchman.

To say that Paul McCarthy is a provocative artist is to make an understatement as gross as the artist's own infamous use of chocolate syrup and Santa Claus costumes. Since the late 1960s, McCarthy has pushed the boundaries of taboo through the media of performance art, sculpture and video, aiming for ultimate catharsis via an inside-out journey through sticky layers of shock and provocation. In his early performance works, the artist used his own body as material, testing his physical limits amidst a mess of American condiments like mayonnaise and ketchup, plus a helping of fluids simulating bodily excretions. His attack on the values of the American way of life and on a society manipulated by the media continued into the 1980s, when he began to produce mechanical sculptures that gradually replaced his own presence in the gallery. In the 1990s, his ever expansive installations continued to break taboos in a theatrically drastic way, further exploring issues of violence and pornography, masturbation, birth and death. LaLa Land is published in conjunction with the most extensive exhibition of McCarthy's work in Europe, which ran through the summer of 2005 at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Included is the first published documentation of two new works on which the artist worked for several years, Pirate Project and Western Project, whose respective protagonists, pirates and cowboys, are drawn from common clichés and myths, as are so many of his characters. Here they are treated with McCarthy's characteristic irony and grotesque exaggeration. Complementing this documentation are video stills, drawings and sculptures dating from the early 1960s to the present, for an important overview of the artist's entire oeuvre.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.

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PUB DATE 8/15/2005
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Paul McCarthy: Tokyo SantaPaul McCarthy: Tokyo Santa

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Artwork by Paul McCarthy.

Trust us, you don't want this Santa coming down your chimney. Through a series of 75 crisp images, mostly in brilliant reds, Tokyo Santa documents Paul McCarthy's 1996 performance at Tomio Kayama Gallery. Santa is decidedly naughty--he shows his private parts, and smears ketchup and paint everywhere. Everywhere. Also included are ten drawings that Santa made during his performance; they share a palette of browns, reds, black and greens. With its large format, and cheerful red-and-green palette, this oversized book makes a wonderful holiday gift--but not for the kids.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Hardcover, 10.75 x 15.5 in. / 154 pgs / 137 color.

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Paul McCarthy: Brain Box, Dream BoxPaul McCarthy: Brain Box, Dream Box

Published by Richter Verlag.
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann. Essays by Roberto Ohrt and Eva Meyer-Hermann.

Since the 1990s, Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy's large-scale video projections, installations and sculptures, have placed him in the public eye. Partly through the use of a vocabulary of taboos, sex and violence inflated to an extreme, the artist has sought to unmask social conventions. The drawings shown in Brain Box, Dream Box fully disclose his line of thought and work processes for the past 35 years. What becomes clear is how scrupulous and direct McCarthy's pictorial vocabulary is and how, through the most hackneyed metaphorical analogues, his exaggerations and blowups countermine media, politics and Hollywood ideals.

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RICHTER VERLAG

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / 351 color / 210 bw.

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Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970-1997Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970-1997

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Ulrike Groos, Johann Lothar Schröder and Kathrin Sauerländer.

In his performances, installations, videos and sculptures, Paul McCarthy has deconstructed, muddied, insulted and made a very deliberate mess of American mythology, from Heidi and Pinocchio to Santa Claus and Rocky. His videos, represented here through annotation and stills, are an indispensable documentary element of his performances. Over 50 works are included, plus a biography, bibliography and selected exhibition list.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 192 color.

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PUB DATE 1/2/2004
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Paul McCarthy: Dimensions Of The Mind

Published by Oktagon.
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann.

Paul McCarthy's architectural installations--incorporating video and performance artifacts--have received copious critical and curatorial attention during the past decade, and his work has had a tremendous impact on two generations of Los Angeles artists, as well as artists throughout the world. This coffee table-size monograph reveals numerous perspectives on McCarthy's recent installations at the new "Lokremise laboratory" in St. Galen, Switzerland, presented using an innovatively designed collage method with detailed notation. Among the highlights are McCarthy's "mechanized" Swiss chalet, his "Bossy Burger" performance video--featuring a reconfigured sitcom set--and "The Box," which presents the artist's complete studio interior tilted by ninety degrees. And no one should miss out on McCarthy's Michael Jackson sculptures and his scatological "Santa Chocolate Shop." As editor Eva Meyer-Hermann puts it in her introduction: "It was no accident that the first artist featured at the Lokremise laboratory was Paul McCarthy. His works are experiments in perspective-shifting; change and development are inbuilt."

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OKTAGON

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Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5 in. / 60 pgs / 54 color

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PUB DATE 2/2/2001
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Paul MccarthyPaul Mccarthy

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Artwork by Paul McCarthy. Edited by Dan Cameron. Text by Lisa Phillips, Anthony Vidler, Amelia Jones.

Working in a pioneering fusion of sculpture and conceptually based performance, Paul McCarthy is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art--and yet the full range is of his oeuvre is still not fully appreciated or understood. While his architectural installations incorporating video and performance artifacts have received plenty of critical and curatorial attention, few viewers are familiar with the trajectory of his artistic evolution, or with the impact of his works on two generations of Los Angeles artists. This catalogue--accompanying McCarthy exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York--covers more than 100 works from all areas of his activity, and gives an exemplary insight into McCarthy's works form the early 70s up to the present day. Experts on his work give comprehensive descriptions and analyses of the artist's performances and installations, examine the unique ties between his works and the cinematic arts, and explore the ongoing dialogue between the artistic cultures of New York and Los Angeles (particularly in terms of the development of Conceptual art).

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 160 color / 180 bw.

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PUB DATE 1/2/2001
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Paul McCarthy: PropoPaul McCarthy: Propo

Published by Charta.
Artwork by Paul McCarthy.

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CHARTA

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.5 x 7.5 in. / 128 pgs / 113 color.

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PUB DATE 8/2/1999
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Paul McCarthy Mickey Mouse Collector's EditionPaul McCarthy Mickey Mouse Collector's Edition

Published by Hatje Cantz.

Paul McCarthy's art has always been provocative. His protagonists often spring from common clichés and myths. Yet it appears that McCarthy does not only aim for provocation and shock, but also for catharsis, which ultimately reveals the artist's moral intention.

Low Life Slow Life presents a diverse range of artists and artworks related to Paul McCarthy's memories of his own career. His selections are eclectic and unconventional, deriving more from his personal recollections than from any historical, objective measure of artistic influence. Packaged as a recreation of a vintage of Tide detergent, the book showcases a vast range of works that have influenced McCarthy’s career, presenting a personal map of his individual art history and philosophy.

For our Collector’s Edition Paul McCarthy has re-worked a photograph of an icon of American commercialism: Mickey Mouse waving happily in front of Cinderella’s castle at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. In his work, the man-size cartoon character, played by an actor in a costume, is shown in front of a deep black background — the artist has erased, blotted out, eradicated the plastic amusement park.

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