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Paul McCarthy: Piccadilly Circus/Bunker Basement

Paul McCarthy: Piccadilly Circus/Bunker Basement
Library Shelf Location 18.MCCA
Publication Date 2009
Description “Using the Victorian interior of an abandoned bank on London’s Piccadilly as the on-site location for this video performance, and a rudimentary re-creation of that bank’s subterranean vaults in his studio outside Los Angeles for supplementary footage, McCarthy has staged a slapstick Twilight of the Gods that also doubles as the most disturbing Sadeian fantasia since Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo.” Robert Storr A president (George W. Bush), multiple Queen Mums, and a terrorist (Osama bin Laden) are the protagonists, “With their oversized heads and giant clown shoes, they resemble strangely hybrid creatures... cartoon characters that shit, bleed, and possess real genitals.” Ralph Rugoff
ISBN 9783865216267
Quantity 1
Pages 348
Author Robert Storr
Format Two-volume hardcover box set
Publisher Steidl
Related Artist Paul McCarthy
Categories Film/Video/Projections etc, Live Art/Performance
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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