Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s beloved magazine TOILETPAPER has been invited by Galeries Lafayette to give their store and its iconic Parisian dome a makeover. TOILETPAPER has been described as a “surrealist pantomime of images that the viewer cannot easily trace back to its starting point”, a cacophony of bright and vibrant colors that aim to tap into unconscious perversions. Using found images from decades old magazines and the internet, TOILETPAPER has become one of the most thrilling publications available.
With over 100,000 visitors to the store a day, the artists are expected to receive wide exposure and owing to the shock content of the magazine can be expected to produce something truly memorable. With plans for a window display, an exhibition, and work suspended from the ceiling, the terrible twosome are set to produce something bright and shocking in the heart of Paris.
Parisian department stores have a history of attracting visitors by using high-profile artists. In 2015 Le Bon Marche invited the dissident artist Ai Weiwei whose exhibition played with memories of his childhood.
TOILETPAPER at Galeries Lafayette will run from the 6th of June through to September 10th 2016.