Tag Archives: Maurizio Cattelan


Being a Good Critic in a Bad World: Hal Foster and the Avant-Garde

The title of Hal Foster’s new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency is drawn from an oft-quoted maxim of Bertolt Brecht’s: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.” Contending that the last 25 years … Read More

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Maurizio Cattelan and Dakis Joannou with a piece by Ryan Gander at Lisson.

Frieze Opening Day: Photos From the Fair

The Frieze New York art fair opened to invited guests today on Randall’s Island and runs through tomorrow. Below, photos from the preview. 

Maurizio Cattelan. ©PIERPAOLO FERRARI

A Buried Maurizio Cattelan Sculpture Gets Moved to the Whitney

This week’s New Yorker has a Talk of the Town piece by Emma Allen about moving a block of concrete from the Whitney’s former Upper East Side location to its brand-new Renzo Piano–designed building in Chelsea. Naturally that block of concrete is … Read More

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6 Sumptuous Gift Books to Splurge on This Summer

Stunning, silk-wrapped, and limited-edition volumes from Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan, and more Read More

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The ARTnews Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

From artist-designed jewelry and accessories to limited-release prints and editions, we’ve assembled a list of 20 gift ideas for the art lover in your life Read More

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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.

The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More

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Yishai Jusidman, Dachau, 2010-­‐12, acrylic on wood, artist's frame.

Painting Auschwitz Blue

Some artists trick the public into perceiving images of the Holocaust anew; others want viewers to “feel” it Read More

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.

When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More

Maurizio Cattelan,  All, 2011–12,  installation view.

Where Hitler Meets JFK

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Read More


Comic Relief

The boundary between fine art and graphic novels has grown increasingly porous Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s self-mocking La rivoluzione siamo noi  (We Are the Revolution), 2000. COURTESY MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

To Thine Own Selves Be True

Role-playing is rampant today, with artists picturing themselves as impersonators, cross-dressers, evil twins, and exhibitionists—all to throw traditional ideas about identity up for grabs . Read More