"Piccadilly Circus" (2003)

"Piccadilly Circus," 2003
Performance, video, installation, and photographs, dimensions variable
Performance, video, and installation at Hauser & Wirth, Zürich and London
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"I was thinking about Bush or the Queen or bin Laden. In one way, they’re real; in another way, I kept thinking of them like Mickey Mouse or Santa Claus, like media characters or some sort of fabrication. But on the other hand, they were not fabrications at all."
-Paul McCarthy