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Toilet Paper #02 – January 2011
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  Toilet Paper January 2011
Edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (concept and images).
Art director: Micol Talso.

Published by Deste Foundation, Athens.
published in March 2011
English edition
22,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
44 pages (11 color & 10 b&w ill.)
ISBN: 978-1-93520-259-2
EAN: 9781935202592
out of print
 
Contributions by Jacopo Emiliani, Alberto Zanetti, Elisabetta Claudio, Andrea Mineo.
Toilet Paper #2 comes with two different covers, randomly distributed.
Toilet Paper is an artists' magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari (Le Dictateur), born out of a passion or obsession they both cultivate: images. Following in the wake of Cattelan's cult publication Permanent Food, the magazine contains no text; each picture springs from an idea, often simple, and through a complex orchestration of people it becomes the materialization of the artists' mental outbursts. Since the first issue, in 2010, Toilet Paper has created a world that displays ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. It combines the vernacular of commercial photography with twisted narrative tableaux and surrealistic imagery. The result is a publication that is itself a work of art which, through its accessible form as a magazine, and through its wide distribution, challenges the limits of the contemporary art economy.