Friday, July 15, 2011

Maurizio Cattelan

Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite:


A gigantic middle finger sticking straight up from an otherwise fingerless hand, outside of Milan's stock exchange:

























Since the early 1990s, this kind of work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has provoked and challenged the limits of contemporary value systems through its use of irony and humor. He teases the art world without ever falling into the naive trap of thinking he can subvert a system of which he is part. Click read more the see other works by Cattelan.






 

34 comments:

  1. these are so funny and so artistic.. nice post

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  2. Wow, shocking but SO good. Please keep posting stuff like that.

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  3. Oh man, that first one is funny.

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  4. hahahahaha I love these hyper-realist posts you've been doing

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  5. Haha, very VERY good pictures mate.
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  6. heh, enjoyed the one of the pope getting hit by the meteorite; in the words of Tim Minchin:
    "Fuck the motherfucker, and fuck you motherfucker
    If you think that motherfucker is sacred.
    If you cover for another motherfucker whos a kiddy-fucker,
    Fuck you, youre no better than the motherfucking rapist.
    And if you dont like the swearing that this motherfucker forced from me
    And reckon it shows moral or intellectual paucity
    Then fuck you motherfucker, this is language one employs
    When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys"

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  7. Whoa, guess the Pope should have made for the Pope Mobile.

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  8. Really like that first one, like this guy's style.

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  9. that middle-finger is a statue, or what?

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  10. That really is some good stuff :)

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  11. is that middle finger actually a real statue? that's funny!

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  12. Those are awesome, love the pope one the best

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  13. Awesome!
    Continue the good work!

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  14. Impressive, not as controversial as Piss Christ but that first one is still a pretty powerful image.

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  15. aww dear pope that must hurt!
    +1 nice post!

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  16. haha, I love the ostrich with it's head in the ground and the man peering from underneath the ground

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  17. that middlefinger is da bomb! :P

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  18. I would like to see the meteorite hit Rebecca Black....

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  19. Hahaha, I love your pictures. Both beautiful and amusing ;)

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  20. Impressive, however, I don't think I fully understand what the artist wanted to tell us...

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  21. Haha sick as fuck... some people need to realize art doesn't always need a complicated message, just enjoy.

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  22. Impressive, however, I don't think I fully understand what the artist wanted to tell us...

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  23. It wold have been better for me if the meteorite had fallen on my boss, nice post.

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  24. ouwwww what is that? hmmmm but cool hehe

    HS

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