Full colour catalogue published in conjunction with the Whitechapel exhibition ‘Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land: Parody Paradise’ (2005) with essays by Elisabeth Bronfen, Stephanie Rosenthal and John C. Welchman, and a story by Benjamin Weissman. Drawing on imagery from American and European myths, McCarthy’s work transposes popular icons into disturbing and carnivalesque scenarios. This catalogue provides a comprehensive record of McCarthy’s oeuvre and features the artist’s drawings, sculptures and film stills, including photographic documentation of McCarthy’s installation ‘Caribbean Pirates’, which was temporarily housed in a warehouse near the Whitechapel Gallery.

For 20 years, Parkett has presented unparalleled explorations and discussions of important international contemporary artists by esteemed writers and critics. These investigations continue in issue No. 72, which features collaborations by Urs Fischer, Richard Prince, Monica Bonvicini, and in a special 20th anniversary section, Alex Katz. In Issue No. 72: Come into Swiss-sculptor Urs Fischer’s house of mirrors, among his oversized raindrops, chairs, and cigarette cartons, and ponder his spatially jarring world. Also, go on a guided tour up Richard Prince’s driveway, past a parked 1973 Dodge Barracuda, where you’ll get a close peek at his anti-monument of countercultural ephemera–a partially renovated, partially ramshackle house-work “painstakingly crafted to be almost impossible to find.” Read about Italian-born artist Monica Bonvicini who refuses to be confined by the architecture of her surroundings, but offers in her radical gestures, her own menu of obstacles. Also in this issue, adjust your eyes to Alex Katz’s flirtatiously awkward visions of reality until the details in his paintings emerge as indelible markings of timeless style. Pour into Katz’s cool poetic pictures as if into a perfect fitting suit. Authors include, Beatrix Ruf, Benjamin Weissman, Brenda Richardson, Vincent Procoil, Alison Gingeras, Dike Blair, Juliane Rebentisch, Jorg Heiser, Lars Lerup, Anselm Franke, Ena Swansea, Bruce Hainley, Boris Groys, Daniel Kurjakovic, Douglas Fogle, Marc Gloede, Stephanie Smith, and Hans Rudolf Reust.

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