Paul McCarthy: Head Shop/Shop Head


From gross-out, almost juvenile humor to absurd pop spectacles—like his ongoing outdoor series of large-scale inflatable sculptures—Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy's work is known for poking fun at consumerism by making even the most unassuming objects intimidating and bizarre. His latest show, "Head Shop/Shop Head" at Moderna Museet in Stockholm that opened this month (through 3 September 2006) includes an extensive array of new and older pieces (some dating back to the '60s). Featuring a heavy sampling of his recent multimedia series made with his son Damon McCarthy called "Carribean Pirates," that bears a more-than-coincidental resemblance to images from Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, it seems that McCarthy's target this time may be the art world itself. More images and museum info after the jump.

Head Shop/Shop Head
17 June 2006-3 September 2006
Moderna Museet
Box 16382
SE-103 27 Stockholm
tel. +46 8 5195 5200
fax +46 8 5195 5210