Report: Alex Poots Wants Paul McCarthy for Armory

The artist's 'Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools' (2010-2011) is unveiled in St James' Square in London (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Art in America has obtained a document that promises to be a “draft programme for 2013 season” from the office of Alex Poots, incoming director of the Park Avenue Armory, and sculptor Paul McCarthy is said to be at the top of the list.

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Topping what appears to be Poots’s wish list is a spring show by L.A. artist Paul McCarthy, known for his scatological videos and performances, to fill the venue’s 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall. It would have a $1.4-million budget and feature a site-specific work “by arguably America’s leading sculptor,” according to the draft document. The show would be “overwhelming, brutal, breathtaking, shocking, transcendental, unforgettable.” A parenthetical note, “curated by HUO and AP,” indicates that the ubiquitous Hans Ulrich Obrist will be in the mix.

The Armory has indeed been ambitious lately. Next up is Tom Sachs, produced by Creative Time. Report: Alex Poots Wants Paul McCarthy for Armory