Monday, November 21, 2011

The Brilliance of Maurizio Cattelan


Every once in a while I am really stunned by artists I come across such as Maurizio Cattelan.

I know very little about art, and the art world, but sometimes there is work that filters through mass media and just hits you square in the eyes.

There is something about his controlled, aesthetic rage, his calling out with horrific beauty, his masquerade and reinterpretation of pageantry and how so many of us blindly follow, his ability to use the materials he worked with during an eclectic career to smash them back into our faces, his sarcastic bows, etc... I could go on ...

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