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    Paul McCarthy: Head Shop / Shop Head - Works 1966-2006 (Paperback) Edited by Magnus Petersens, Contributions by Iwona Blazwick, Contributions by Thomas McEvilley, Photographs by Paul McCarthy


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    DescriptionAlthough Paul McCarthy was born in 1945, has been working for nearly 40 years and is counted among the most influential figures of his generation, he didn't become known to the general public until the early 1990s. Because of this, and because he has frequently collaborated with younger artists like Mike Kelley and Jason Rhoades, many people think mistakenly that McCarthy belongs to a younger generation. Perhaps this is also because his portfolio includes works like the 1993 Spaghetti Man, a mannequin-like child figure with a penis so long it coils in front of him, who likes to stand around galleries in nothing but a T-shirt and a furry bunny face mask. Works like these--uneasy, funny, wise--undertake a critical processing of Western culture, its traumas and taboos, and the institutions that shape its denizens. Hollywood, Disney and the family are a few of McCarthy's direct sources of inspiration. Head Shop/Shop Head: Works 1966-2006 features seven large installations, 15 large sculptures, two inflatable ones, drawings, photos and film, all of which are featured at the important retrospective mounted by Sweden's Moderna Museet in the summer of 2006.

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    Paul McCarthy
    Head Shop / Shop Head - Works 1966-2006
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Magnus Petersens, Contributions by Iwona Blazwick, Contributions by Thomas McEvilley, Photographs by Paul McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,438 g
    ISBN 13: 9783865213006
    ISBN 10: 3865213006

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    DC21: 709.2
    DC22: 709.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    B&T Approval Code: A03280000
    Thema V1.0: AGB
    Illustrations note
    full colour printing
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country