Maurizio Cattelan

Born 1960
Hometown Padova, Italy
Lives and Works New York, NY
Honorary degree in Sociology, University of Trento, Trento, Italy, 2004

Three Star Books, Paris, FR
Marian Goodman in New York, NY
Massimo de Carlo, Milano, Italy
Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, FR

Famed jokester and recently retired artist Maurizio Cattelan created works that frequently satirized popular culture, authority figures, and the art world itself. His work La Nona Ora (1999) featured a meteorite striking Pope John Paul II, a heavenly missile colliding with God's presumed chosen representative. Another Fucking Readymade (1996) allowed Cattelan to thumb his nose at art history and the law alike, Cattelan having stolen another artist's work to fill his own exhibition. Controversial and wildly popular, his works lampooned icons and societal conventions, as serious in their implicit critiques as in their humorous irreverence. 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.

Works Available for Purchase



The 2013 Revue: The Year in Money
10 of the Season's Most Compelling New Art Books
The Secret Alter Egos of the Art World
Art Collectors of Our Time: A Field Guide
Collector Adam Lindemann on Picking Winners
The Extraordinary Legacy of Anthony D’Offay
Massimo Bottura on Transforming Cuisine Into Art
Wolfgang Tillmans on His Art and Influences
Pop(e) Art: 7 Pious & Profane Takes on the See
Massimiliano Gioni on Uncanny Sculpture
See Massimiliano Gioni's 50 Favorite Phaidon Books
Bob Nickas on How the Market Co-Opted Criticism
Jeffrey Deitch on his Miami Pop-up Show
Make Your Own Magazine With Maurizio Cattelan & Co
Is an Art Fair a Political Act? Try Granpalazzo
Why Won’t Artists Leave Animals Alone?
5 Drinking Glasses to Get You Through the DNC
Sandy Rower's Top 5 Works at Art Basel Miami
12 Artworks to Buy This Christmas
7 Rising Curators to Watch in 2017
Maurizio Cattelan on Not Being A Real Artist
Nicolas Bourriard Interviews Lucy Orta
How Artists Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs Use Art to Create A More V
LOL: A Brief History of Comedy in Art Since Duchamp's "Fountain"
Ho Ho Ho: 12 Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers
10 Famous Contemporary Artworks Based on Myth


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