Trust us, you don't want this Santa coming down your chimney. Through a series of 75 crisp images, mostly in brilliant reds, Tokyo Santa documents Paul McCarthy's 1996 performance at Tomio Kayama Gallery. Santa is decidedly naughty—he shows his private parts, and smears ketchup and paint everywhere. Everywhere. Also included are 10 drawings that Santa made during his performance; they share a palette of browns, reds, black, and greens. With its large format, and cheerful red-and-green palette, this oversized book makes a wonderful holiday gift—but not for the kids.
Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 15.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Meet the Author
Paul McCarthy was born in 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah and he currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Southern California. McCarthy's artwork was brought to public attention in the 1970s with his performance pieces and works in film. Since then he has experimented with sculpture, installation and inflatable objects.