On 4 Nov the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan goes to New York, where he will display until 22 January 2012 a series of new sculptures at the Guggenheim Museum in a retrospective exhibition entitled All.
On display are 130 works, which include the series The Ninth Hour, composed of ten small sized (50-cm high) statues of Pope John Paul II hit by a meteorite, as well as nine marble corpses, the famous 2.20 m-high Finger, 50 small sized hands in silicon rubber and a monument to the Italian politician Bettino Craxi.
Cattelan fascination with marble has brought him to create a collection of statutes, including Anatomy of an Angel in 2008. Cattelan chose the pureness of marble, used by Romans and later by Michelangelo, Bernini and Canova, as a reaction to 20th century modernism and post-modernism. But many of Cattelan