Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Moderna Museet

Paul McCarthy Daddies Ketchup Inflatable, 2001
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Photo: Per-Anders Allsten/Moderna Museet

June 15, 2006

Paul McCarthy
Head Shop /Shop Head

17 June-3 September 2006

Curated by: Magnus af Petersens

Moderna Museet
Box 16382
SE-103 27 Stockholm
phone 46 8 5195 5200
fax 46 8 5195 5210
email info [​at​]

You may understand my actions as vented culture.
You may understand my actions as vented fear.
Paul McCarthy

This summer, Moderna Museet features one of the biggest presentations ever before of the artist Paul McCarthy. More than 2,000 square metres will be devoted to showing works ranging from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition includes both new, never previously shown works, and older works from his early career. His 9-metre Daddies Ketchup Inflatable is exhibited above the museum entrance.

Rather than organising the exhibition in conventional chronological order, the artist presents a new reading of older works and work sketches that will in some cases be realised for the first time at Moderna Museet. In addition to 60 films spanning his entire oeuvre, his early sculpture Dead H (1968) and the installations The Trunks (1992-93), The Garden (1992) and Bossy Burger (1991) will be in place. One of the prime features will be the mega project Frigate with Caribbean Pirates (2005).

In connection with the exhibition, the museum is producing a richly illustrated 688-page catalogue with essays by Thomas McEvilley, Iwona Blazwick and an essay by the Moderna Museet curator Magnus af Petersens. The fully illustrated catalogue is published by Steidl.

For more information, please contact the press officer, Paulina Sokolow, at

On tour:
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
3 February – 6 May 2007

S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
12 October 2007 – 17 February 2008

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