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Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy
Paul McCarthy (born 1945 in Salt Lake City, lives and works in Los Angeles) is among the most important and influential artists of his generation in the US. His reputation is that of a critical analyst of a mass media and consumer-driven American society.
Since 2000, he has collaborated closely with his son Damon McCarthy (born 1973) on a number of complex performative video installations, such as “Caribbean Pirates” (2001-2005), “F-Fort Party” (2005), “Piccadilly Circus” and “Bunker Basement” (both 2003). Making use of a provocative formal vocabulary, the McCarthys have been probing the icons and stereotypes of western culture and its entertainment industry. In their joint works, Paul usually acts as performer and director, Damon as cinematographer and editor, however the projects are conceived and constructed in collaboration.

See also: Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy.

English edition
Artist's book.