Paul McCarthy’s Pig Island

Images by Paolo Simi

Over 30 years into his career, Salt Lake City-born multimedia artist Paul McCarthy is considered one of the masters of contemporary art. From Disney characters to renditions of George Bush, McCarthy’s iconic investigations and the acme of his legacy have always been about the body. He explores its desires and fears using a satirical language that combines pop culture with fairy tales, and in the process addresses the critical issues of our century.

His current project Pig Island in Milan explores these themes and more, and also features a selection of of the artist’s work from 1970 to present day. Additionally, the one-man show—presented in conjunction with Fondazione Nicola Trussardi—marks the re-birth of Palazzo Citterio, a 1000-square-meter bunker beneath the city that has been closed to the public for over 25 years.

Pig Island is on now-July 4th at Palazzo Citterio: 14 Via Brera, Milan, 20121

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