"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

"In the process of creating the realism, an abstraction happens. And then it’s just a matter of stopping it. It’s a matter of recognition no different than what Duchamp would propose in a readymade."

-Paul McCarthy