"Human Object" (1981)

"Human Object," 1981
Plastic garbage bag, wood box, foam, rubber, plumbing pvc pipe, stool, sex toy, and blue velvet cloth, dimensions variable
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"You’re asked questions and then somehow have to figure out what a piece is about. It’s ridiculous. You work on something for five years and then someone’s asking you, “Why did you make this?” The problem is that the only way you might get to the answer is to just keep talking until you stumble on it."

-Paul McCarthy