for my third choice of book i chose this monograph on the work of Maurizio Cattelan.
a donkey with a widescreen television on its back- the contradiction(the ancient donkey and the modern television) and absurdity of this picture got me into a conversation with the student returning this book who strongly advised me borrow it. upon looking in it i saw a similar anarchistic italian wit to that of Felini (especially in the chaos of Amarcord).
the book features some of the very interesting projects that the artist has been engaged in from early 1990 to 2000-
Super noi(super us) where the artist has been portraited by 50 of his friends through a police sketch artist.
Spermini the artist created 500 molds/masks of his face, each slightly different representing sperm.
Torno Subito(i’ll be right back) due to unsatisfactory resulting work for a solo show the artist locked the gallery with this sign hung on the front door.
Stadium the artist elongated a table soccer game to fit 25 people, commenting on racist issues on immigration in itali, half of the players of north african descent and half of italian.
i have not finished this book yet but i really recommend it, in the projects as well as in the large, extensive,insightful interview with the artist.
Rietveld library code : -catt – / 1