Paul McCarthy is active/lives in California. Paul McCarthy is known for abject disfigurative sculpture, installation.
Biography Paul McCarthy
McCarthy is known for shocking, sexually charged pieces that feature
benign cartoon and pop-culture characters such as Olive Oyl and Santa
Claus, among others in a bacchanalia of blood and feces.
His 1974 video Hot Dog
shoots to the heart of the adolescent "gross-out" as McCarthy tapes his
penis into a hot dog bun, then packs his pie hole full of franks and
wraps himself in gauze.
Another piece from the 70s called Sailor's Meat finds the artist dressed as a blonde hooker smeared with blood and "gnawing" a pile of raw meat.
With the technological advances of the past two decades, McCarthy has
fashioned robots to do his dirty work for him: the kinetic
sculpture The Gard
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