12/5/2016 - 01/01/2017
We are very excited to announce that Paul McCarthy and Hauser & Wirth have allowed us to post a few images from Paul McCarthy’s new film project in collaboration with Damon McCarthy, Coach Stage Stage Coach on our website. McCarthy is collaborating with TBC on the current show and one of the images is featured on a TBC billboard in December. Check out the TBC APP for a geo-tagged map to Paul McCarthy’s billboard and billboards featuring the work of 44 other artists in the LA Billboard Creative 2016 show.
McCarthy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1945. He studied art at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and later continued to study at the University of Utah until 1969. He went on to study at the San Francisco Art Institute receiving a BFA in painting. In 1972 he studied film, video, and art at the University of Southern California receiving an MFA. From 1982 to 2002 he taught performance, video, installation, and performance art history at the University of California, Los Angeles. McCarthy currently works mainly in video and sculpture.
Originally formally trained as a painter, McCarthy's main interest lies in everyday activities and the mess created by them. Much of his work in the late 1960s, such as Mountain Bowling (1969) and Hold an Apple in Your Armpit (1970) are similar to the work of Happeningsfounder Allan Kaprow, with whom McCarthy had a professional relationship.