Paul McCarthy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York
    Collection of Anita Reiner (acquired from the above in 2003)
    The Estate of Anita Reiner (acquired thence by descent from the above)
    Christie's, New York, May 14, 2014, lot 535
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, TWENTY FIVE, May 8 - June 19, 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Sophie von Olfers, Philippe Pirotte, Fabian Schöneich, eds., Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy. Powered A-Hole Spanish Donkey Sport Dick Drink Donkey Dong Dongs Sunscreen Model, exh. cat., Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2014, p. 19 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Much of my work is about the initiation from innocence to culture. It's generational, meaning that blame cannot be specific. It's passed down. Where does the perception or action come from? It becomes you. You are it. Culturalized into absurdity. I'm in it, too.”
    Paul McCarthy


Gold Butter Dog 1, Guggenheim Crown, Silicon

gold silicon rubber
35 1/2 x 27 x 32 in. (90.2 x 68.6 x 81.3 cm.)
Executed in 2003, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $187,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018