Toilet Paper [aka Toiletpaper]
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 29 x 22.4 cm.
  • [40] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9781935202783

Toilet Paper [aka Toiletpaper]

No. 4 (November 2011)

Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari

Toilet Paper [aka Toiletpaper]


"Specially created by Maurizio Cattelan in collaboration with fellow countryman Pierpaolo Ferrari for Cattelan's major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Toilet Paper 4 is a brilliant new creation from the aberrant, animated mind of the Italian-born provocateur, mischief-maker and macabre witness to our times. Published by Deste, this part artist's book, part magazine contains no text; only full spreads of color photographs with imagery that often appropriates the slick production values of commercial photography to deliver dreamlike (or nightmarish) images that are as appropriate for the coffee table as they are for the WC. In an interview with Vogue Italia, Ferrari said that "the magazine springs from a passion/obsession that Maurizio and I have in common. Each picture springs from an idea, even a simple one, and then becomes a complex orchestration of people who build tableaux vivants. This project is also a sort of mental outburst." -- publisher's statement.

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Condition:  Good. Light soiling and rubbing to covers.
[Object # 36760]