McCARTHY~Paul – Piccadilly Circus, Bunker Basement

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Author: Mccarthy?¢‚Ǩ‚Äö&?¢‚Ǩ‚ÄöRalph Rugof, Essay by Robert Storr~Paul
Publisher: Steidl Hauser & Wirth
Year: 2009
Artist: McCARTHY~Paul
ISBN: 978-3-86521-626-7

Paul McCarthy, Piccadilly Circus,


New, 53x305x310 mm, 348 pp., English, Two-volume hardcover box set. Four colour throughout


“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

This 348-page, two-volume edition contains extensive documentation of two pieces from 2003, “Picadilly Circus” and “Bunker Basement.”
Using the Victorian interior of an abandoned bank on Londons Piccadilly as the on-site location for this video performance, and a rudimentary re-creation of that banks 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 Pasolinis Salo.

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