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Paul Mccarthy

Notes on The Residents at Gramercy Theater

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.29.2017 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

As my friend and I were negotiating our press passes we saw a guy come up wearing pleated Dockers and holding his roller blades under his arm. In my head I made up a whole narrative about him.

Why Do We Only Know Carolee Schneemann the Performance Artist?

MutualArt | Posted 12.17.2016 | Arts

Carolee Schneemann, Meat Joy, 1964. © Carolee Schneemann, © Bildrecht, Wien, 2015. Courtesy of C. Schneemann and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Photo: ...

Video Artist Brian Bress Makes His Own Friends

MutualArt | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts

While Bress's work takes advantage of the tools of digital media, it is just as invested in the handmade, physical objects. Bress's work plays with the tension this generates, as many of his video works may appear, at first glance, to be entirely digitally rendered, an illusion that is quickly shattered.

Comic Relief: Humor and Playfulness at Frieze New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts

This year's Frieze Talks program exhibits a strong streak of humor and irony, promising to transform the auditorium appendage at the north end of the Frieze tent from a room you might accidentally wander into when you're looking for a bathroom, to the room that you're actually looking for.

MutualArt's Top 10 Art Books of 2014

MutualArt | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts

Whether it's a catalogue that allows us to enjoy an exhibition long after its doors have closed, or an in-depth investigation into the oeuvre of our favorite artists, these new books will surely be treasured for years to come.

There's A World Beyond #PlugGate, And It's Housed Inside This Naughty Chocolate Factory

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

If you've ever looked at folklore's jolliest old men and gotten the heebie-jeebies -- we're looking at you, Willy Wonka and Santa Claus -- this contem...

A Giant 'Butt Plug' Sculpture Is A-OK With France's President

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts

France's President François Hollande is A-OK with the giant "butt plug" sculpture, in case you were wondering. So Paul McCarthy can sleep softly toni...

This Isn't A Giant 'Sex Toy.' It's A Sculpture By A Famous Artist.

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

This week in art news, Parisians are up in arms over an 80-foot "butt plug" imagined by the art world's ultimate enfant terrible, Paul McCarthy. ...

7 Top 'Art Wanks' at Tasmania's Newest Museum: 'Monanism' on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's a large box-type edifice built at a reported cost of more than $75 million into a sandstone cliff on a promontory a 30-minute ferry ride from Hobart, Tasmania's capital, on the north bank of the Derwent River.

WATCH: Dad Uses 3D Printer To Make His Son A Prosthetic Hand

Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand, but with some help from his dad, he can now draw, pick up food and hold a water bottle using ...

Kate Moss' New Cover Might Be Her Edgiest Yet (And She's Not Even Naked)

Posted 09.24.2013 | Style

Just when you thought you'd seen every possible Kate Moss cover, the model goes and surprises you. Kate's latest cover for Document magazine is a p...

Art for the People - Public Art Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

Public art is a democratic entity, open to everyone, not just art seekers going to visit museums and galleries. We've rounded up ten public art projects from around the world that are well worth a visit and accessible to all.

No, That's Not Snow White

Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

Are you confused by this bizarre image of James Franco posted to Instagram last night, featuring a grinning Franco head atop two nude female bodies? ...

McCarthy at the Armory

Vicky Shorr | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Vicky Shorr

I'm sure that they are smarter than I am -- Holland Cotter, Randy Kennedy, the rest of the critics -- who went gaga for the Paul McCarthy show, "Whit...

For Elyse Part 2 -- Elyse Poppers is Paul Mccarthy's Muse

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

"There was a brain flip sort of feeling in seeing myself from behind, the back of my neck, in person. It's a subtle enough detail that my brain recognized it as myself completely but then, wait a second, I am myself standing looking at it from a distance. It was a little out of body experience."

For Elyse: Elyse Poppers -- That Girl Is McCarthy's Muse!

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Although her name may not be a familiar one, the young actress Elyse Poppers has become the talk of New York. Paul McCarthy, the provocative, powerful and acclaimed sculptor, filmmaker, and performance and installation artist has discovered and uncovered his "muse."

What Happens When Paul McCarthy Met Hollywood?

Kathleen Massara | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Kathleen Massara

Last night I went to see Paul and Damon McCarthy's opening, "Rebel Dabble Babble" at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea. Their spring program has been devo...

You'll Never See Disney Characters The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

“I picked a fight with Grumpy yesterday, and it got a little out of hand," Paul McCarthy told Randy Kennedy at the New York Times during a preview o...

Let's Go For Baroque (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

The Baroque style is often identified by luxurious materials, chubby cherubs and sumptuous details. A new exhibition entitled "Riotous Baroque: From C...

The Most Awesome Inflatable Art

Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

There's something playful about anything inflatable. Blown-up objects remind us of a birthday party balloon animals, childhood bounce houses and bubbl...

Artist Takes On Disney And Aging Bodies

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

Most New Yorkers gasped or tittered upon strolling into Hauser & Wirth's 69th Street location. This reaction isn't surprising, considering the young a...

Paul McCarthy, The Demented Imagineer | RANDY KENNEDY | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

"Now, I see this as pantsless," the artist Paul McCarthy announced one winter morning to a group of male actors standing at the edge of a massive soun...

Inflatable Poop Installation Makes A Big Mess

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

This week in the world of truly hilarious art news, a giant inflatable poop installation created by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy recently met its ...

The Meatyard Family Portraits

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts

Ralph Eugene Meatyard was born in Normal, Ill. in 1925, perhaps dooming him from the start. Sure, the father and photographer was the president of the...

James Franco's New MOCA Exhibit Recreates Chateau Marmont

The Daily Truffle | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

James Franco wanted to make a movie about the making of Rebel without a Cause but wound up with a collaborative MOCA exhibit instead.