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Toilet Paper #04 – November 2011
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  Toilet Paper November 2011
Edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (concept and images).
Art Director: Micol Talso.

Published by Deste Foundation, Athens.
published in November 2011
English edition
22,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
44 pages (13 color & 8 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-1-93520-278-3
EAN: 9781935202783
out of print
 
Especially 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 presents a brilliant new creation from the aberrant, animated mind of the Italian-born provocateur, mischief-maker, and macabre witness to our times.
Toilet Paper # 4 is “inspired by Mike The Headless Chicken, Mario Sorrenti, and Richard Avedon”.
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.