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Maurizio Cattelan

 (born 1960)
Maurizio Cattelan is active/lives in Italy.  Maurizio Cattelan is known for mixed-media metaphorical objects-humor and satire.

Biography   Maurizio Cattelan


A self-taught artist assertive of 'bad aesthetic taste', Maurizio Cattelan creates work underpinned by humor with "slight shifts of reality" and a teasing of the art world "without ever falling into the naive trap of thinking he can subvert a system of which he is part."  For instance, at his urging, Emmanuel Perrotin, his gallery representative in Paris, dressed for a month as a gigantic pink phallus.

Cattelan was born in Padua, Italy and works from a studio in Milan.  In 1998, coinciding with a Jackson Pollock exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Cattelan, with the Museum's permission, hired an actor to greet visitors in a Picasso look-alike mask.  The underlying idea was to create a Walt   ...  Displaying 750 of 7462 characters.

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