"M," 2008
Oil clay, fiberglass resin, wood, and porcelain, 77 x 29 x 25 inches
Photo by Ann-Marie Rounkle © Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"They become victimized within what we would think of as expressionism. It’s the emotion of pounding on them or twisting
off a leg that’s expressionistic, like a sculptural gesture, but in another way it’s like a brutal effect on the sculpture. And then it’s a form of abstracting, or of just directing energy at it."

-Paul McCarthy