Maurizio Cattelan (born 1960 in Padova, Italy) is an internationally recognised Italian contemporary artist and curator, commonly referred to as the prankster of the art world. He is known for his darkly satirical and provocative style, his distinctive taxidermied animals and his scathing critiques of authority, power, and corruption. One of his most notorious pieces La Nona Ora (1999) depicts the former Pope, John Paul II, being crushed… Read more
About the artwork
This publication is both a book and an artwork. Like Duchamp‘s “Boîte-en-valise”, it is a survey of Cattelan‘s work. The hand-illustrated text and images emphasize the character of an artist‘s book. Bice Curiger, chief editor of Parkett, has contributed a well-informed essay.