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 …

New York Daze

I don’t know where Daze finds the time. In the last two weeks, he curated a show with Mass Appeal editorial director Sacha Jenkins, had a solo show at Midoma, painted a mural for Nike to help launch the World Cup, and tomorrow, 17 June 2006, the Daze-curated “New York’s Own” opens before he heads of to Italy for two solo shows the following afternoon. …

Depicting Design

after the jump), show the individual methods for addressing different problems posed by different mediums. With a sampling of work from a broad range designers, from fashion to environmental—including Kim Holleman’s “Trailer Park” concept, which is a “sustained, mobile, natural park environment ” housed in a trailer that “is technically nonfunctional, yet completely functional” (pictured after the jump)—Depicting Design is a must-see for both design …