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Le Dictateur Press (55 titles)
 

Milan
"Le Dictateur" is Federico Pepe, a self-proclaimed tyrant who grabbed full power and legitimized himself to begin an ambitious publishing project with the collaboration of Vice Dictateur Pierpaolo Ferrari.
The title "Le Dictateur" is in French, it sounds milder this way... In this form, it nearly sounds like a compliment.
Le Dictateur is the highest expression of the dominion of personal will:
the magazine is to be thought of as a state, a space where artists, photographers, fashion world protagonists live together, arbitrarily selected and invited.
Some are famous, some are extremely famous, some are totally unknown: they earned their citizenship because they have been wanted there, and they each became dictators of their own pages.
In total freedom and lack of rules they were called to present a new or custom project for "Le Dictateur": the result is a magazine with an extreme spirit.
Le Dictateur is a proposition, not a critique: Le Dictateur is not very fond of the sophisms of those who use thought and words as alibi and not as support to action.
Confrontation, dialogues can only exist after one's creative freedom has been freely expressed.
"Freedom of choice and movement is fundamental. For certain things - the Dictateur affirms - democracy is useless, it actually weakens in proportion to how many people have decisional power".
Therefore, to maintain the vitality of one's creation at its highest, it needs to be as personal and subjective as possible. It must not undergo the gauntlet of suggestions, hints, evaluations, amputations.
Le Dictateur is a figure which has power, but also for a kind of philanthropy: people want to rebel to the authority principle, but when someone actually takes responsibilities for all the decisions, they are happier and quieter.

"Le Dictateur" label also includes some artists' books and other projects (including Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's Toilet Paper magazine).
 
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2017
English edition
forthcoming
22 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

2017
The 2018 Toilet Paper wall calendar features photographs conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari taken from their image-only magazine.

2017
English edition
last available copies!
Limited edition, with Toilet Paper tote bag included.

2017
English edition
temporarily out of stock

2016
English edition

2016
English edition
last available copies!
Limited edition, with Toilet Paper fan included!

2016
last available copies!
FAQ is an accordion-fold art publication edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Myriam Ben Salah and commissioned by Le Dictateur. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary edition of Le Dictateur, the first volume includes works by Thomas Bayrle, Neil Beloufa, Caroll Dunham, Andra Ursuta, Jon Rafman, Kathy Grannan, Llyn Foulkes, Camille Henrot, Steven Shaerer, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Judith Bernstein among many others, and will expand into a yearly series.

2016
English edition

2015
English edition
last available copies!
A limited edition publication of 1000 copies, with Toilet Paper watch included!

2015
English edition
last available copies!
Second volume of the Toilet Paper book, gathering all of the images published in the last six issues of the magazine, also including a significant portion of previously unpublished images.

2015
English edition
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Kenzo (limited edition of 2000 hand numbered copies).

2015
English edition

2015
English edition
last available copies!
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Kenzo (limited edition of 2000 hand numbered copies).

2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Artist's book.

2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Special edition of Alberto Tadiello's artist's book, with an original print signed by the artist (limited edition of 10 copies).

2014
no text
Federico Pepe's Magnum opus (limited edition artist's book).

2014
English edition
last available copies!

2014
English edition
last available copies!
A Collector's Edition of 500 copies numbered and authorized by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. On the back cover of the Collector's Edition are printed the signatures of the authors.

2014
last available copies! €19.00 €12.00
The 2015 Toilet Paper wall calendar features photographs conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari taken from their image-only magazine.

2014
Jacopo Benassi's collection of eroticized slippers (artist's edition—10 booklets in a handmade wood box set).

2013
English edition
last available copies!
Issue 01 of the zine edited by Jacopo Benassi et Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur): a series of photos taken by Benassi during an evening of performances and concerts at Btomic in La Spezia (Emidio Clementi & Corrado Nuccini, Little Debbie, Khan, Nicole Boitos, Lori Goldston, Z'ev, El Vez, C.J. Ramone...).

2013
After three years of waiting, perhaps the most beautiful issue of Le Dictateur, with twenty series of specially commissioned works by international artists and some astonishing features: an editorial tour de force, between artists' magazine, book-object and paper sculpture.

2012
no text
last available copies!
The large catalogue of the series of exhibitions curated by Le Dictateur at Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni's Family Business, Chelsea (hand numbered limited edition). Works by Roberto Cuoghi, Jacopo Benassi, Ari Marcopoulos, Liz Magic Laser, Federico Pepe, Nico Vascellari, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Julius Von Bismarck...

2012
English edition
last available copies!
A fascinating artist's book that, with its particular structure, states the impossibility of catching the raw beauty without destroying it.

2012
English edition
Artist's book based on four recent bodies of sculptures by Federico Pepe.

2012
édition anglaise
Retrospective of Maurizio Cattelan's exhibition at the Guggenheim New York in an extraordinary box set (photos by Pierpaolo Ferrari).

2012
temporarily out of stock
Artists' record by the American performers duo (limited edition of 100 copies).

2011
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Special issue: five new projects by Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Federico Pepe, Luigi Presicce, and Nico Vascellari (limited edition).

2011
A droony ambient join venture between Le Dictateur and artist/musician/fashion designer Canedicoda (ultra-limited edition).

2010
no text
last available copies!
An editorial sculpture pushing the boundaries of what an artist's book can be, Void is a radical, minimalist and dramatic project conceived by Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur), which offers a dizzying exploration of the void through a system of perforated pages, revealing a work at its center. Each issue gives room to a single work of a single artist.

2009
English edition
Artist's book by Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur).

2007
last available copies!
Aluminium pages, thoughtful pages, leaflet, holograms, relief printing, multicolored ribbon, numbered white boxed set with wax seal... The 2nd issue of the magazine of images presents a new series of exclusive works by 15 international artists in a luxurious case.

2007
last available copies!
Small luxurious artist's book in a black leather cover, presenting the Sinflex drawings series. 350 copies limited edition, hand numbered (first 20 copies signed by the artist).

2006
last available copies!
A new luxurious magazine of images (200 colour pages, 40 cm, soft case in sealed numbered cardboard box, leaflets, cut pages...) collecting exclusive works by international artists (including selected images from Maurizio Cattelan's Permanent Food project).

2016
out of print
The 2017 Toilet Paper wall calendar features photographs conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari taken from their image-only magazine.

2014
English edition
out of print
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Kenzo (limited edition of 2000 hand numbered copies).

2014
English edition
out of print

2014
English edition
out of print
Toilet Paper in book form: this deluxe volume gathers all of the images published in the first five issues of the magazine, re-edited by Dennis Freedman in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan; it also includes a significant portion of previously unpublished images.

2014
English edition
out of print
The Diamond limited edition of 1000 copies includes the book Toilet Paper + a special Toilet Paper magazine issue. The front cover of the book has a lenticular image and the magazine features an unseen combination of images of Toilet Paper (limited edition of 1000 copies).

2014
English edition
out of print
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Kenzo (limited edition of 1500 hand numbered copies).

2013
English edition
out of print

2013
English edition
out of print
Issue zero of the zine edited by Jacopo Benassi et Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur): a series of photos taken by Benassi during an evening of performances and concerts at Btomic in La Spezia (Kinkaleri, Six Organs of Admittance, Julia Kent, Little Annie, Jochen Arbeit...), with an audio CD of Jochen Arbeit's performance, and an interview with Einstürzende Neubauten's guitarist.

2013
English edition
out of print

2012
English edition
out of print

2012
English edition
out of print

2012
English edition
out of print

2011
English edition
out of print

2011
English edition
out of print
Special issue including the best photos from Toilet Paper #1, 2 and 3 (limited edition).

2011
English edition
out of print

2011
English edition
out of print

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