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Maurizio Cattelan

Italy Born in: 1960 Masterpieces

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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Karl Lagasse, One dollar silver, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One dollar silver, 2019
13 x 28 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$864

Philippe Buil, Deux muses 146-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Deux muses 146-21, 2021
34 x 12 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$979

Ian Philip, Polo Mondrian, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Polo Mondrian, 2021
40 x 40 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$2,534

Fred Meurice, Gorilla with the bottle, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Gorilla with the bottle, 2021
45 x 35 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,670

Our recommendations Miguel Guía, Calme et le silence bronze, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Calme et le silence bronze, 2002
40 x 16 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,025

Béatrice Fernando, Moine Birman 1.3.4.3, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Moine Birman 1.3.4.3, 2021
49 x 10 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$634

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), L'élégance, Sculpture

Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

L'élégance, 2018
49 x 17 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,073

Vincent Ochs, A Ciel Ouvert, Sculpture

Vincent Ochs

A Ciel Ouvert, 2021
39 x 33 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$1,106

Saxo, Plate Harley Davidson, Sculpture

Saxo

Plate Harley Davidson, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$1,014

Valerian Sioridzé, Buste tigre, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Buste tigre, 2021
27 x 14 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$668

Art'Mony, Croquez la vie, Sculpture

Art'Mony

Croquez la vie, 2021
35 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$1,192

Matti Pietari Järvinen, Mask, Sculpture

Matti Pietari Järvinen

Mask, 2021
40 x 32 x 5.4 cm
Sculpture

$1,025

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