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