Pulled from the pages of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari "provocative image-only magazine Toilet Paper, this mirror with an image of five disembodied male hands holding red lipsticks serves as a helpful reminder to not leave the house before touching up your make-up and is just as charmingly absurd as the rest of the artist "oeuvre.
The genesis of the Seletti Wears Toiletpaper suite came from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's "provocative image-only magazine Toilet Paper", the glossy publication founded in 2010 by Cattelan in collaboration with photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. Toiletpaper contains no text but combines slick photography with twisted narrative tableaux to create an explosively original journal that perfectly encapsulates Cattelan "aberrant oeuvre.
Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster, and tragic poet of our times, the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who famously retired at the age of 51 in 2011, has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. His works frequently satirize popular culture, authority figures, and the art world itself. Cattelan has seen his works exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial as well as at numerous institutions, including Centre Georges Pompidou, the Tate Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. More details on Seletti Toiletpaper X-Large Mirror - Gold Frame - Tongue:
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist who, although ostensibly ‘retired’, has most recently contributed a piece to the Guggenheim museum. His playful, roguish nature dovetails perfectly in this contemporary art scene. He is famous for not only poking fun at institutions and expectations but also providing an interesting commentary on society.
He started his designer career in 1980 when he was 20. At that time, he created wooden furniture in Forli, Italy, where he came to meet and develop relationships with designers. With his connections and drive to create more than just furniture, he made a catalog of his work which he sent to galleries around Italy. La Nona Ora, one of his famous pieces, shows Pope John Paul II being crushed by a meteor. The piece illustrates both a humorous irreverence for the Catholic Church, but also a meditation on religion as a whole. Cattelan’s idiosyncratic, eccentric style witnesses strong interest worldwide due to its blend of commentary, insight and playful humor.
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