maurizio cattelan is an italian artist who has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. his source materials range widely: from popular culture, history, and organized religion to a meditation on the self. working in a 'hyperrealist' vein, cattelan creates unsettlingly naturalistic sculptures that reveal contradictions at the core of today’s society. while bold and irreverent, the work is also deadly serious in its scathing critique of authority and the abuse of power.

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maurizio cattelan is an italian artist who has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. his source materials range widely: from popular culture, history, and organized religion to a meditation on the self. working in a 'hyperrealist' vein, cattelan creates unsettlingly naturalistic sculptures that reveal contradictions at the core of today’s society. while bold and irreverent, the work is also deadly serious in its scathing critique of authority and the abuse of power.

feb 14, 2017

maurizio cattelan + pierpaolo ferrari's TOILETPAPER paradise in NY is 'mad men on acid'

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a 'mental outburst' of psychedelic imagery, vibrant vignettes and absurd illustrations amalgamate at the »

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dec 11, 2016

seletti, gufram and toiletpaper at art basel miami

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this surreal setting reflects a colorful explosion of consumerism, sexuality, seduction and fantasy.

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oct 28, 2016

maurizio cattelan returns to the art world with a major exhibit at the monnaie de paris

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'not afraid of love' puts a selection of cattelan's most famed work in dialogue with each other, forming a »

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sep 22, 2016

maurizio cattelan installs fully functional, 18-karat gold toilet at the guggenheim

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visitors are permitted to individually and privately use the fixture, allowing for an unprecedented »

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