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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.
Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
To say that the Los Angeles art season started on a high note this fall doesn't even begin to describe the excitement generated last weekend by numerous openings. Did all that contribute to the 100º-plus heat?