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D, 2008 Oil Clay, Fiberglass, Foam, Steel, Resin, Wood 199.4 X 61 X 61 Cm © Hauser & Wirth Zürich/ Photo: Ann-Marie Rounkle
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Happy Traveler (Kicker), 2008 Clay, Resin, Wood, Foam, Fiberglass, Light, Steel 175.3 X 111.8 X 88.9 Cm © Photo: Ann-Marie Rounkle
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Hot Dog 1974 , 1996 Cibachrome Print Mounted on Board © Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery
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Air Pressure (detail shot), 2009 © Courtesy the artist and Air Pressure
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Michael Jackson and Bubbles (Gold), 1997-1999 © Paul McCarthy /Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London
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[White Snow] Dwarf Head, 2009 Pencil on Vellum, Tape 50.2 X 45.1 Cm/19 3/4 X 17 3/4 in © Paul McCarthy, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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[White Snow] Dwarf Head, 2009 Pencil on Vellum, Tape 50.2 X 45.1 Cm / 19 3/4 X 17 3/4 in © Paul McCarthy, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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Ginger Then [White Snow], 2009 Charcoal, Oil Stick, Collage on Paper © Paul McCarthy, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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Shit Pie [White Snow], 2009 Charcoal, Oil Stick, Collage on Paper 261.6 X 307.3 Cm / 103 X 121 in © Paul McCarthy, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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Kitchen Set, 2003
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Family Tyranny, 1987 Video © the artist
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Pig Island , 2003 - 2010 Mixed Technique 11 X 10 X 6 M © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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Film Still N/A © Courtesy of the artist and Matt's Gallery, London
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Train, Mechanical, 2003-2010 © Courtesy of L&M Arts
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Inez van Dam with Paul McCarthy's "Gnome Buttplug", 2001 © Courtesy of the Artist and REDCAT
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White Snow Dwarf (Dopey #1) , 2010 Silver Silicone 71 3/8 X 48 X 48 In. (181.3 X 121.9 X 121.9 Cm). Collection of Bracha and Roy Ben-yami © Paul McCarthy. Image courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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Heidi © Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
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Untitled (Fancy Tomato Ketchup), 1972/2009 C-print © Courtesy of the artist & Anna Kustera
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Pig Island (detail) , 2003—2010 Mixed Materials 1067.5 X 915 X 518.5 Cm / 420 1/4 X 360 1/4 X 204 1/8 In. Installation View, 'pig Island', Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy, 2010 © Photo: Roberto Marossi
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Train, Mechanical (detail) , 2003—2009 Steel, Platinum Silicone, Fiberglass, Rope, Electrical and Mechanical Components 276.9 X 152.4 X 566.4 Cm / 109 X 60 X 223 in © Photo: Fredrik Nilsen
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White Snow Male Forest, 2010–2011 Clay, Foam, Wire, Plaster, Gauze 182.9 X 121.9 X 152.4 Cm / 72 X 48 X 60 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth New York
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White Snow Dwarf 7, 2010-20111 Bronze 264 X 162 X 184 Cm / 103 7/8 X 63 3/4 X 72 1/2 In. © Frederick Nilson, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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The Box, 1999 Mischtechnik, Holz 594 X 16660 X 404 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Neue Nationalgalerie
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Untitled (from Propo - series) (Touch Up), 1991/2012 Cibachrome on Aluminium 183 X 122 Cm / 72 X 48 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth Zürich
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Horizontal , 2012 Platinum Silicone, Fiberglass, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Natural Hair, Pigment, Paint, Wood Door With Laminate, Wood Sawhorses 102.9 X 268 X 90.5 Cm / 40 1/2 X 105 1/2 X 35 5/8 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth New York; Photo: Joshua White
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White Snow and Prince on Horseback, 2012 Black Walnut 148.6 X 81.3 X 157.5 Cm / 58 1/2 X 32 X 62 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth New York; Photo: Melissa Christy
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Photograph taken during the filming of 'Rebel Dabble Babble', 2011 – 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth New York; Photo: Joshua White
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Drop Head/Bounce Head, 2009 Yellow Silicone 12 X 10 X 10 Inches © Paul McCarthy, 2013. Courtesy of the artist; and Hauser & Wirth, New York.
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Balloon Dog , 2013 © Courtesy of Naho Kubota/ Frieze ; Photograph by Naho Kubota
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The Creative Art Of , 2014 Acrylic Paint and Collage on Panel With Gessoed Canvas 182.9 X 274.3 X 6.4 Cm / 72 X 108 X 2 1/2 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row)
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tripod © Courtesy of the artist & The The George Economou Collection
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Tree, 2014 © HauserWirth via Twitter
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WS Asleep, Single (working title), 2013–2014 Bronze 51.1 X 175.1 X 102.8 Cm / 20 1/8 X 68 7/8 X 40 1/2 in Footprint: 88.1 X 90.6 Cm / 34 5/8 X 35 5/8 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth Zürich
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Dwarf House, 2009 Pencil and Collage on Paper 203.2 X 246.4 Cm / 80 X 97 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Renaissance Society
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Painter, 2015 © Courtesy of the Artist and Essex Flowers
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Xavier Hufkens
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Xavier Hufkens
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Birth year
1945
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Current Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
2016 Los Angeles Billboard Creative Show
City-wide outdoor public art show
Nov, 2016
Apr, 2016
Human Figure
Riva Project
Statement

Paul McCarthy is a contemporary American artist. Originally formally trained as a painter, McCarthy's main interest lies in everyday activities and the mess created by them. His work often seeks to undermine the idea of "the myth of artistic greatness" and attacks the perception of the heroic male artist. McCarthy has created several Christmas-themed works. Through them, he combines the dismal aesthetic and the real meaning of Christmas. Through this, McCarthy is able to stay close to the bottomless ground of creativity by accepting, even embracing, the one truly consistent strategy: failure.

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