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Paul McCarthy
CAPTAIN DICK HAT
Estimate
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234
Paul McCarthy
CAPTAIN DICK HAT
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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Paul McCarthy
B.1945
CAPTAIN DICK HAT
silicone rubber
Overall: 49 by 59 by 49 1/4 in. 124.5 by 149.9 by 125.1 cm.
Executed in 2003, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs and is a unique color variation.
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Provenance

Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2003)

Exhibited

Munich, Haus der Kunst; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Paul McCarthy: Lala Land Parody Paradise, June - January 2006, cat. no. 116, p. 101, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

“These days, taboo breaking is a pastime akin to golf, or a child’s scavenger hunt. Taboo breakers carry around little scorecards and stubby pencils so they can check off the taboos they are supposedly breaking. McCarthy doesn’t have a scorecard. He’s not breaking taboos. He’s bathing in them.” (Sam Lipsyte, Paul McCarthy, Between Beauty and the Beast: Sculptures, Drawings and Photographs, New York 2006, p. 19)

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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New York