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Toilet Paper #05 – February 2012

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

Published by Le Dictateur Press.
published in April 2012
no text
22,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
40 pages (17 color & 4 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-84066-531-1
EAN : 9782840665311
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