The Bizarre Art of Maurizio Cattelan

"Betsy" 1999

Who put grandma in the fridge? Relax, it's only artwork by Italian mixed media artist Maurizio Cattelan, who's known for his life-size effigies and taxidermy work, as well as his absurdist "art scene jokes."

One of his most famous work, "La Nona Ora" or (The Ninth Hour") depicts Pope John Paul II lying on the ground after being struck by a meteorite:

"La Nona Ora" 1999

"Untitled (Stephanie)" 2003. Photo: André Morin/Galerie Perrotin

"Not afraid of love" 2000

Untitled 2000


"A Perfect Day" 1999

"The first, they said, should be sweet like love; the second bitter, like life;
and the third soft, like death
" 1995

"Stadium" 1991

View more of Maurizio Cattalan's zany artwork over at Galerie Perrotin - via Cakehead Loves Evil

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