"Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center" and "Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone" (1992)

"Heidi, Midlife Crisis Trauma Center" and "Negative Media-Engram Abreaction Release Zone," 1992
Wood, paint, various wood objects and utensils, straw, latex rubber figures, clothing, stuffed goat, canvas, folding table, photographs, postcards, and collage, dimensions variable
Performance, video, and installation at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Collection Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"I think I got interested in making statues in the early ’90s, maybe even the mid-’80s, with figuration and statues being like the body in performance position but on a type of presentation pedestal. So this idea of statuary started after I quit doing performance."

-Paul McCarthy