New York's L&M Arts Expands West into Venice, Opens with Paul McCarthy Exhibit

Artist Paul McCarthy; Credit: Deidre CrawfordArtist Paul McCarthy; Credit: Deidre Crawford

New York heavy-hitter L&M Arts has expanded its reach to Los Angeles with a new location in Venice.� The new space on Venice Boulevard (formerly the site of Ray Bradbury's home), opened September 25 and features three sculptures by contemporary L.A. artist Paul McCarthy.� In a tribute to hedonism, the drive of human nature and Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, McCarthy presents probably your only chance to witness aural copulation between swine; his large-scale installation “Train, Mechanical” features two robotic figures riding silicon pigs with a smaller piglet penetrating the ear of its heftier counterpart. �The gallery will feature a combination of post-war and contemporary art.� Exhibition runs through November 6.� All photos by Deidre Crawford.

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