Toilet Paper (Hardback)Maurizio Cattelan (author)
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Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1570 g
Dimensions: 312 x 243 x 26 mm
Maurizio Cattelan may have, as he claims, retired from making art, but his cunning sense of the mischievous and macabre hasn't stopped haunting the public. Consider the new bookToilet Paper (Freedman/Damiani). a collection of surreal, unsettling images (like the one above) Cattelan and and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari created for their two-year-old magazine of the same name. Paired with similarly peculiar texts (among them Jonathan Swift's devilish satire "A Modest Proposal," which suggested that the Irish should eat their homeless children), the volume reads as one long, extrodinarily vivid dream.--Fan Zhong "W Magazine "
If you haven't browsed the anothology of Toilet Paper we suggest you pick one up.--Natasha Stagg "V Magazine "
In typical form, the art world's merry prankster [Maurizio Cattelan] has spent his first year of "retirement" working, opening a gallery in Chelsea, and collaborating with creative director Dennis Freedman on a retrospective book of imagery from the first six issues of his beautiful, funny, shocking, eye-popping art magazing TOILETPAPER.--Christopher Bollen "Interview "
Nudity, high fashion, fetishwear (and lolipops) feature in surreal and perverse scenarios--James Reid "Wallpaper* "
'I would say that working with Maurizio is a kind of mad, disjointed, lyrical trip that goes up and down, over and around and finally through the woods to a place that you never knew existed before, ' Freedman says. A more accurate description of Cattelan's mind has not been uttered.--Christopher Bollen "Interview "
It's like, when a little kid gets a coloring book and there's lots of outlines and there's lots of ideas but you get to fill in the color.--Hilary Moss "New York Magazine "
What first appears sometimes squeamish, later becomes hysterically funny. And some things which you think are funny become really disturbing.--Kristi Garced "WWD "