On September 25, 2010, New York gallery L&M Arts opened a branch in Los Angeles. The inaugural exhibition Paul McCarthy: Three Sculptures features three new large-scale sculptures by Paul McCarthy. The artist’s first exhibition in his hometown in a decade features Apple Tree Boy Apple Tree Girl (2010), Ship of Fools, Ship Adrift (2010), and Train, Mechanical (2003-2010).
Paul McCarthy was born in Salt Lake City, UT in 1945 and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent major exhibitions of his work include “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement – Three Installations, Two Films,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); “Paul McCarthy – Head Shop/Shop Head,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006), which toured to ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, and S.M.A.K., Ghent (both 2007); and “Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land Parody Paradise,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery, London (both 2005).
A fully illustrated book, Hummel, and a catalogue, Three Sculptures, accompany the exhibition L&M Arts Gallery Los Angeles, with essays by the artist, Diedrich Diederichsen, and Benjamin Weissman.
Paul McCarthy: Three Sculptures. L&M Arts Gallery, Los Angeles. Preview and opening reception, September 24/25, 2010. The exhibition runs through November 7, 2010.
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