Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan

Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan
In Rotterdam I saw an exhibition about real life like figures in Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Three wax arms protruding from the wall.

Maurizio Cattelan, in a mixture of Don Camillo, Pinocchio and court jester, always carries his pictorial statements to extremes so that the realistic depiction of well-practiced social and art world conventions tips over into the absurd and ridiculous. Rather theatrical and ephemeral in his actions, objects, and installations, but deploying ironic sophistication and unexpected turns, the artist spares no taboo in unmasking deceitfulness. Born in 1960 in the North Italian university town of Padua, he started his career in the eighties creating anti-functional design objects before deciding to work in the art world, which, in his own words, he found “much more appealing.” Since then, Cattelan has become an internationally renowned artist, even though he would not describe himself as one.

Via Emanuel Perrotin a Gallerie representing Cattelan.

Baarn Station

Baarn Station

Baarn Station Royal Waiting Room

Baarn is a small town in The Netherlands. It is close to Soestdijk Palace that was the residence of Dutch Queen Juliana. Therefor it has a Royal waiting room that is not accessible for ordinary people to my knowledge but has an impressive entrance door (photo 2)

Measuring is Knowing

Measuring is Knowing

Just outside our meeting place of my previous post. The Music Theater probably will need more room than anticipated..and will leave no room for shopping ladies anymore…..