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Toilet Paper – Diamond Collection
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  Toilet Paper Diamond Collection
Edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (concept and images).
Texts by Kenneth Patchen, A.M. Worthington, Graham Brown & Tim Craig, franc frake & Carl Sagan, John Scoffern...

Published by Damiani.
published in March 2014
English edition
23,5 x 31,3 cm (hardcover with lenticular image, dust jacket)
232 + 40 pages (150 + 20 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-88-6208-347-8
EAN: 9788862083478
out of print
 
The Diamond limited edition of 1000 numbered 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.
See also Toilet Paper – Volume II (2015), gathering all of the images published in the issues #6 to 11 of the magazine.
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.