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Maurizio Cattelan (Italian, b.1960)
LOT ID: 77391
Untitled (Picasso), 2000

13 х 17 in. (33.02 x 43.18 cm.)
Stamped, and numbered on verso.
Print/Casting Year 2000
Edition 146/1000
Lot description
This limited edition photograph commemorates one of the Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan's witty, prank-like performance pieces, in which an actor wearing an oversize Picasso head and striped shirt begged for money and interacted with passersby outside the Museum of Modern Art. In having the most famous of modern painters panhandling outside the museum, Cattelan simultaneously critiques and pays homage to Picasso's artistic legacy. The photograph captures an iconic moment during the performance that highlights the provocative humor and dramatic flair present in one of Cattelan's most notorious works.

Maurizio Cattelan (B. 1960) was once named as the world's most influential artist. He did not attend art school but taught himself whilst doing many odd jobs, including one at a mortuary, which some credit for his macabre taste. Cattelan has exhibited in some of the world's most important museums such as MoMA, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work is held in many public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Foundation Pinault, Paris; and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.
Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
  • Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
  • Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
  • Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
  • Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
  • Untitled (Picasso) by Maurizio Cattelan
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