Maurizio Cattelan, Lucio Fontana: La fine di Dio


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Maurizio Cattelan, Lucio Fontana: La fine di Dio is the catalogue for the Gagosian, London exhibition from February 11 through April 5, 2014. The exhibition put in play two key artworks by two epochal artists who have probed the inextricable relationship of the sacred and profane to dramatic effect—Lucio Fontana, with his radical spatial propositions in the post-war period, and Maurizio Cattelan, with his dystopian pranks for the new millennium.

The exhibition takes its title from Fontana's climactic painting of the early sixties, its hot pink, egg-shaped surface savaged by the thrusts of a sharp knife. Here Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio is the altar at which Cattelan's HIM, the figure of small boy visible only from the back, turns out to be none other than Adolf Hitler, kneeling in impossible supplication before an impossible atonement. With a single, deft juxtaposition, the history of iconoclasm takes an exponential leap.

The book contains an essay by Francesco Bonami who also curated the exhibit. 

- Leather (?) flexicover, pages have gilded edges
- 28 pages, 6 × 8 × 0.4 inches
- 8 color illustrations
- 2014
SKU: 67

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