Paul McCarthy’s Epic Plug de Noël Goes Flaccid After Mounting Problems

Paul McCarthy’s Epic Plug de Noël Goes Flaccid After Mounting Problems

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After a rough start for Paul McCarthy’s 80-foot tall “Tree,” that included a few punches and name-calling by people unhappy with the artist’s provocation, the inflatable green sculpture has been, well, unplugged.

Within a day of being unveiled, “Tree” was already the target of critics, who turned off the fan keeping it inflated on Friday night. Later, several straps that were keeping…

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Location: Mary Colby Studio Gallery, 276 City Island Avenue, City Island — Open Saturdays 1-6pm and by appointment.
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Don Leicht, “Space Invader” (2014), enamel on cardboard, 10” x 13”

Leicht is part of a two-person show, ORGANIC, with artist Mary Colby Featuring the work of Don Leicht and Mary Colby (October 17–November 2)

Location: Mary Colby Studio Gallery, 276 City Island Avenue, City Island — Open Saturdays 1-6pm and by appointment.

Contact: www.facebook.com/MaryColbyGallery