Image: WS (Paul McCarthy, 2013)
Remixed track: Profondo rosso (Goblin, 1975)
Paul McCarthy (born August 4, 1945) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
McCarthy’s works include performance, installation, film and “painting as action”. His points of reference are rooted, on the one hand, in things typically American, such as Disneyland, B-Movies, Soap Operas and Comics – he is a critical analyst of the mass media and consumer-driven American society and its hypocrisy, double standards and repression. On the other hand, it is European avant-garde art that has had the most influence on his artistic form language. Such influences include the Lost Art Movement, Joseph Beuys, Sigmund Freud, Samuel Beckett, and the Viennese Actionism.