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.
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"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."
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."
It's McCarthy across the board at Hauser & Wirth this month. The gallery is showing the Los Angeles-based artist's action-performance psychosexual, popular culture influenced sculptures, video works and installations.