"Bossy Burger" (1991)

"Bossy Burger," 1991
BBQ turkey leg, television, stage set, bowls, cooking utensils, chair, counter, milk, flour, ketchup, mayonnaise, dolls, chef costume, rubber Alfred E. Neuman mask, and video, dimensions variable
Performance, video, and installation at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"I referred to the set as a trap: you entered it and you couldn't get out. Everything around it was a void. It floated in a void. For years I kept the set but didn't show it again. All the materials, the ketchup and whatever, were old. The question is, how does it continue? The work is evolving and changing."
-Paul McCarthy