Maurizio Cattelan - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Venice, The Italian Pavilion, XLVII Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia, 15 June – 9 November 1997 (another version exhibited)

  • Literature

    XLVII Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia, exh. cat, Venice, 1997; G. Verzotti, Maurizio Cattelan, Milan: Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’arte Contemporanea, 1997, pp. 18–19 (another version illustrated); F. Bonami, N. Spector and B. Vanderlinden, eds., Maurizio Cattelan, London: Phaidon, 2000, pp. 19–21 (another version illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Maurizio Cattelan is best known for his satirical and conversational sculptures suspended between reality and fiction, the characters and personas which inhabit [his] world are ghostly appearances in a personal theatre of the absurd.”



Ten taxidermied pigeons.
Lifesize, dimensions vary with installation.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for £385,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 October 2011