Installation of Paul McCarthy’s Work "Henry Moore Bound to Fail" in Vienna

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artwork: Paul-McCarthy - Henry-Moore-Bound-to-Fail, 2009 - In Skulturenpark - Foto-Linda-Nylind-courtesy-of-Frieze


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The American artist Paul McCarthy’s work Henry Moore Bound to Fail presented by KÖR on public space karlsplatz relates to Henry Moore not only formally, but also topographically: it is positioned in a place that guarantees visual contact with the British sculptor’s Hill Arches in front of St. Charles’s Church. Paul McCarthy’s bronze holds a special position within the artist’s oeuvre in terms of design and material. McCarthy quite often develops his motifs over long periods of time; this sculpture’s origin is a miniature figure from 1960/61 which did not explicitly relate to Henry Moore at that time. Only when the artist took up the form again in 2003/2004, he emphasized the similarities to the Englishman’s sculptures and included his name in the title of the work.