Contemporary Art by Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist who, although ostensibly ‘retired’, has most recently contributed a piece to the Guggenheim museum. His playful, roguish nature dovetails perfectly in this contemporary art scene and he has made a name for himself by not only impishly poking fun at institutions and expectations but also providing a coherent and interesting commentary on society at the same time.
When he was 20 years old, in 1980, he started his career making wooden furniture in Forli, Italy, where he came to meet and develop relationships with certain designers. With his connections and drive to create more than just furniture, he made a catalog of his work which he sent to galleries around Italy.
La Nona Ora, one of his famous pieces, shows Pope John Paul II being crushed by a meteor that has fallen from the sky, illustrating both a humorous irreverence for the Catholic Church, but also a meditation on religion as a whole.
Cattelan’s idiosyncratic, eccentric style has won hearts over worldwide due to its blend of commentary, insight and playful humor.
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