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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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Onemizer, Non d'une Pipe, Sculpture

Onemizer

Non d'une Pipe, 2020
10.6 x 10.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,731

S2Bart, Ourson Chanel white, Sculpture

S2Bart

Ourson Chanel white, 2021
13.8 x 11 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$635

Gaspard Mitz, Wanna Join, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Wanna Join, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$750

Ian Philip, Teddy Bear LV, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Teddy Bear LV, 2019
14.2 x 10.6 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$2,077

CD Souza, Unbeaten Heart Black, Sculpture

CD Souza

Unbeaten Heart Black, 2021
13.8 x 5.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,846

Philippe Buil, Pavarti Et Oui, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Pavarti Et Oui, 2021
12.2 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$865

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Miguel Guía

Essence de jeunesse masculine 22, 2021
15.2 x 5.5 x 4.5 inch
Sculpture

$969

Arsen, A tire d'aile, Sculpture

Arsen

A tire d'aile, 2021
18.5 x 18.5 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,142

Petar Iliev, The rower, Sculpture

Petar Iliev

The rower, 2021
5.9 x 11.4 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,616

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Minion Banksy, 2021
11.8 x 5.9 x 3.1 inch
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P. Salvan, Bearbrick, Sculpture

P. Salvan

Bearbrick, 2021
11 x 5.9 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$750

Alejandro Moretti, Hermès, My Love, Sculpture

Alejandro Moretti

Hermès, My Love, 2021
17.3 x 11 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$923

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