Paul McCarthy’s art turns fairy tales into messy nightmares

Paul McCarthy, a performance artist and sculptor known for tackling taboo subjects in ambitious installations that , for example, might turn fairy tales into messy nightmares, near one of his works at California College of the Arts' Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. McCarthy has curated an unconventional retrospective that primarily examines the artworks, ideas and impulses that shaped him. The first chapter focuses on the 1960s, when he studied art at the University of Utah and the San Francisco Art Institute.
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