"Mimi" (2008)

"Mimi," 2008
Silicon and steel, 29 x 24 x 16 inches
Photo by Ann-Marie Rounkle
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"When I started making the Hummels, I would talk about it as taking a mass-produced object and making a one-off of it—taking low art (mass-produced sculpture) and pushing it back into high art. But what’s also going on with the Hummels is the nature of the sculpture itself—that they’re sculptures of children."

-Paul McCarthy