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Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan

Italy • Born in: 1960

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Maurizio Cattelan entered the contemporary art market by the end of the 2000s through an innovative procedure. By sending a thousand emails with copies of his catalogs with all his creations in it, which at that time were mostly small wooden furniture. The procedure was a success, between the happening and the communication operation, which did not fail to make him known.

Maurizio Cattelan's works are full of irony, he criticizes the art market. His satirical spirit leads him to make atypical and original creations, in the form of sculptures. He bases his work on social frictions to cause a certain discomfort. He covers new artistic territory, which he became quickly identified with.

His most notable piece in 1999 "The Novo Ora" (The Ninth Hour) where he shows Pope John Paul II crushed by a meteorite. He attacked religion as well as the Italian Icon that the pope embodies.

Without any taboo, he continued his subversive process by exploiting the figure of Hitler. Very realistic, he poses him, knees on the ground, actually doing a prayer. Presented by the simple name of "Him", he places his character in the former Warsaw ghetto, an appearance which was a sensation when exposed in 2012, after being exposed in Sweden for the first time in 2001.

Having a lot of humor, he did not hesitate to portray himself lying in a coffin in 2004 with the label "Now."

Finally, in 2010 the artist was invited by the Mayor of Milan to do ten creations for the city. One of them, called LOVE which was posed on a major square of the city and represents a hand with only a single finger standing while the others are cut.

Maurizio Cattelan is considered today one of the major artists of the contemporary scene. He did a solo exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris in 2016.

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Julio Alonso Yañez, Bebé corne, Sculpture

Julio Alonso Yañez

Bebé corne, 2019 19.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 inch Sculpture

£2,593

Fabien Novarino, Race orange speed, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Race orange speed, 2020 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch Painting

£1,815

Jacek Sroka, Spectateur Nocturne, Print

Jacek Sroka

Spectateur Nocturne, 1998 25.2 x 19.5 inch Print

£778

Séverine Bugna, Tropicale, Sculpture

Séverine Bugna

Tropicale, 2021 11.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch Sculpture

£648

Christine Robion, Mairie du VIIIème, Painting

Christine Robion

Mairie du VIIIème, 2008 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch Painting

£1,902

Peppone, Coin Coin du bain Love, Sculpture

Peppone

Coin Coin du bain Love, 2019 11.8 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch Sculpture

£2,507

Vincent Sabatier, Flower, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Flower, 2019 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch Print

£311 £156

B.AX, Catch my he(art), Painting

B.AX

Catch my he(art), 2019 31.5 x 31.5 inch Painting

£821

Tarek, Hip Hop, Painting

Tarek

Hip Hop, 2020 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£648

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Who is the artist?

Maurizio Cattelan entered the contemporary art market by the end of the 2000s through an innovative procedure. By sending a thousand emails with copies of his catalogs with all his creations in it, which at that time were mostly small wooden furniture. The procedure was a success, between the happening and the communication operation, which did not fail to make him known.

Maurizio Cattelan's works are full of irony, he criticizes the art market. His satirical spirit leads him to make atypical and original creations, in the form of sculptures. He bases his work on social frictions to cause a certain discomfort. He covers new artistic territory, which he became quickly identified with.

His most notable piece in 1999 "The Novo Ora" (The Ninth Hour) where he shows Pope John Paul II crushed by a meteorite. He attacked religion as well as the Italian Icon that the pope embodies.

Without any taboo, he continued his subversive process by exploiting the figure of Hitler. Very realistic, he poses him, knees on the ground, actually doing a prayer. Presented by the simple name of "Him", he places his character in the former Warsaw ghetto, an appearance which was a sensation when exposed in 2012, after being exposed in Sweden for the first time in 2001.

Having a lot of humor, he did not hesitate to portray himself lying in a coffin in 2004 with the label "Now."

Finally, in 2010 the artist was invited by the Mayor of Milan to do ten creations for the city. One of them, called LOVE which was posed on a major square of the city and represents a hand with only a single finger standing while the others are cut.

Maurizio Cattelan is considered today one of the major artists of the contemporary scene. He did a solo exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris in 2016.

What is Maurizio Cattelan’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Conceptual Art, Provocative Artists

When was Maurizio Cattelan born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1960