Running May 19 to October 26 at the Tate in London, Paul McCarthy‘s enormous inflatable sculptures will grace the northern landscape of the gallery in it’s first major exhibition. In typically acerbic manner Blockhead (2003) and Daddies Bighead (2003) are respectively based on Pinnocchio and a ketchup bottle.
A defining artist in elevated trash, McCarthy’s a cult figure when it comes to exploring, critiquing and ultimately parodying contemporary culture within his sculpture, performance and video work, perhaps brilliantly exemplified in his equal parts bizarre and transgressive video for ‘Painter‘ (1995). See the Tate website for more details.**