Maurizio Cattelan

Born in 1960 in Padua, Italy, Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian conceptual artist extraordinaire. He established himself as an artist by courting controversy through provocative, playful, and emotive conceptual practices that challenge established and contemporary societal norms.

His famous works include Comedian (2019), featuring just a banana mounted to a wall with duct tape; Him (2001), an effigy of Hitler kneeling in prayer, and La Nona Ora (1999), a wax figure of a fallen Pope being hit by a meteorite. Cattelan is a self-taught artist who worked in design before launching his art career.

That time when Maurizio Cattelan posed as Picasso

What is Maurizio Cattelan known for Maurizio Cattelan’s works have earned him a reputation as a provocateur and a prankster. He also created some of the most memorable pieces in contemporary art. Cattelan’s art covers a range of subjects, from culture to history and religion. His sculptures arouse humor and controversy by criticizing societal evils, …

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Hitler sculpture – World’s worst criminal regrets his sins

Adolf Hitler on his knees How much penance do the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed in his lifetime require to be forgiven? This is perhaps the question which Maurizio Cattelan wanted to arouse in his audience when he drew a picture of the fascist leader in a kneeling position. There is nothing wrong with someone …

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