Furthermore, it allows me to mention McCarthy\’s great mini-me, Jake Chapman. That\’s Jake Chapman as in the Shoreditch-based artist brothers, Dinos and Jake Chapman, whose most famous works have been influenced by McCarthy, although you might know Jake better from Hello!, where he can be seen furthering his artistic principles with his model wife and dear friends Kate Moss and Sadie Frost.
He also just so happens to be the most unpleasant person I\’ve met in my entire professional life and has the distinction of being the only interviewee to make me feel physically intimidated – he got upset when I said that I found most artspeak unintelligible nonsense and hustled me out his studio. I therefore consider it my service to humanity to tell you that if you now Google the words \’dog\’ and \’turd\’, you\’ll get Jake Chapman.
Now some people might say that I\’m abusing the power of the press in order to pursue a petty vendetta. But, Jake, I\’d say that I\’m transgressing the boundaries of the media discourse in order to deconstruct the notion of the artist as God while positing questions about the linguistically constructed nature of identity in a post-Google world. You narcissistic phallus.