Toiletpaper X Seletti / Drill Mirror
When a dreamlike and surreal world is just a reflection away, there’s no room for any Narcissus! Halfway between a mirror and a painting, the Plastic Mirrors will open the door of the surreal world designed by TOILETPAPER
Cattelan is a contemporary conceptual artist who began his career as a furniture-maker in Forli, Italy. The "court jester of the art world"was born in Padua, Italy, on September 21, 1960. With no formal art training, he "considers himself an 'art worker' rather than an artist."Known for his macabre humour and interrogation of social mores, he derives inspiration from the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. His absurdist sculptures and installations often depict celebrities, art historical figures, or taxidermied animals set in surreal scenes. His oeuvre engages controversial subjects such as suicide, anxiety, religiosity, and the decadence of American culture.
He has participated in several Venice Biennales, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Cattelan was recently thrust into the political spotlight when President Donald Trump requested a Vincent van Gogh landscape from The Guggenheim Museum and their chief curator, Nancy Spector countered instead with his 18-karat solid gold toilet installation entitled America.
Ferrari is an Italian photographer, born and raised in Milan, Italy. Working for agencies like BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi, he has made a name for himself shooting for international clients like Nike, Sony, Heineken, MTV, Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW.
His art is instantly recognized by its colourful surrealism, which he accredits to the style to his early mentors. Requiring almost complete creative freedom when working for a client, he notes, "If you call me, and you have a picture in mind and you want me to do that picture—you need to call someone else. Someone who is good at interpreting your ideas. We want to know the feeling that you're going for, but after that we go our own way." His work has been featured in advertisements for Kenzo and Alitalia, and in publications including The New York Times, Bloomberg Pursuits and Wallpaper.
Artists : Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari
Manufacture : Stefano Seletti
Material : Porcelain
Size: H 47 W 19 cm.
Weight : 0,5 KG
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