It’s not hard to come up with adjectives to describe the work of Paul McCarthy; words like “perverse,” “iconoclastic,” “disgusting,” and “brilliant” all leap to mind, as do phrases like “widely influential” and “taboo-bashing.” All such descriptors can be readily applied to these 9 works excerpted from Phaidon's newly expanded monograph Paul McCarthy, which feature some of the artist’s most notable (and visceral) works from the 1990s to today. Whether you’re a longtime fan or are just now discovering the naughty delight of L.A.’s resident bad boy artist, these works are sure to make you feel…something.
SANTA CHOCOLATE SHOP
BOUND TO FAIL: PM HM SCULPTURE ON PEDESTAL
CARIBBEAN PIRATES (WITH DAMON MCCARTHY)
COOKING SHOW WHITE SNOW (WS)