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Toilet Paper #05 – February 2012
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  Toilet Paper February 2012
Edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (concept and images).

Published by Le Dictateur Press.
published in April 2012
English edition
22,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
40 pages (17 color & 4 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-531-1
EAN: 9782840665311
out of print
 
Published following Maurizio Cattelan's major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Toilet Paper #5 gathers 21 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux.
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.