Paul McCarthy

(American, born 1945)

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Paul McCarthy

Six Million Dollar Man, 1991–2002

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Born in Salt Lake City
1966 - 1968
University of Utah
San Francisco Art Institute
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Lives and works in Altadena, California


The Best of Times, The Worst of Times—Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art Mystetskyi Arsenal, Arsenale 2012, The First Kyiv International Biennial of Contempary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
Los Angeles Free Music Society: Beneath the Valley of the Lowest Form of Music, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
100 Years (version #4 Boston, 2012), Boston University Art Gallery, Boston MA
Hotel California (part II), Mitterand+Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland
Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus, Museum of Schloss Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Paul McCarthy, Nine Dwarves, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy', Pasadena Museum of California Art PMAC, Pasadena, CA
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Histories of Art, VOX Contemporary Image, Montreal, Canada
REBEL, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, JF Chen, Los Angeles, CA


Barret, Terry, 'Why is that Art?. Aesthetics and criticism of Contemporary Art', Oxford, University Press, 2007, pp. 186-197, ill.
Franke Melanie, Knapstein, Gabriele, 'there is never a stop and never a finsh. In memoriam Jason Rhoades', Cologne: Dumont, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.) Heiser, Jörg, 'Plötzlich diese Uebersicht. Was gute Zeitgenössische Kunst ausmacht', Berlin, claassen/ Ulstein Buchverlage, 2007, pp. 74-82
Grenier, Catherine (ed.), 'Los Angeles - 1955-1985', Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2006, pp. 217, 239, 262, 279, 278, 331 ill.(exh. cat)
Hol, Michael Juul, Kold, Anders (eds.), 'Sip My Ocean', Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Art, 2006, pp. 94-99, ill. (exh. cat)
Bonami. Francesco. Canarutto, Sarah, 'Infinite Painting', Villa Manin Centro d' Arte Contemporanea, Italy, 2006, pp.114-177, ill. [exh. cat.]
Nemitz, Barbara, 'Pink: The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture', Ostfildern-Ruit/GER: Hatje Cantz, 2006, pp. 216-219, ill.
Cattelan, Gioni, Subotnick (eds.), 'Of Mice and Men - (4th Berlin Biennial)', Germany: Hatje Cantz/KW Berlin, 2006, pp.174-175 ill. (exh. cat)
Af Petersens, Magnus; McCarthy Paul (eds.), 'HEAD SHOP/SHOP HEAD', Germany, Steidl/Moderna Museet, 2006, ill. (exh. cat)
Mezil, Eric (ed.), 'Figures de l'acteur. Le Paradoxe du Comedian', Collection Lambert en Avignon, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2006, p. 218, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hultkrans, Andrew, Schambelan, Elizabeth (eds.), 'Where are we going?' Palazzo Grassi, Skira editore PA, Italy, 2006, pp. 238-9, ill. (exh. cat)