Maurizio Cattelan - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Phillips
  •  “Now everyone can be a dealer.”
    —Maurizio Cattelan

    The 1:6 Scale Wrong Gallery takes New York’s tiniest exhibition space and shrinks it even smaller. From 2002 to 2005, the Wrong Gallery was a non-profit one-square-meter exhibition space located at 516A1/2 West 20th Street in Chelsea. Utilising its miniscule exhibition space, the Wrong Gallery became a space for artistic experimentations, featuring exhibitions with works by Lawrence Weiner, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul McCarthy, and many more. As The Wrong Gallery founders Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick declared, “The Wrong Gallery is the back door to contemporary art, and it’s always locked. The concept of the original Wrong Gallery, to replicate the structure of the art system while radically transforming scale and resources, is now taken to the next level by recreating a realistic 1:6 scale home version.”


    As part of the edition, Cerealart additionally introduced reproductions of a selection of the original artworks exhibited by The Wrong Gallery, also at 1:6 scale. These miniature reproductions can be inserted into the 1:6 scale exhibition space and lit by the inbuilt lighting. In doing so, this multiple encourages the owner to organise their own personal gallery program.

    • Literature

      ars publicata, Maurizio Cattelan Editions, 2005.02


The 1:6 Scale Wrong Gallery

Multiple comprising wood, brass, steel, aluminium, resin, plastic, glass and electric lighting, with four accompanying alternate exhibition parts by Keegan McHargue, Yoshua Okon, Shirana Shahbazi, and Tommy White, and the accompanying copy of the Wrong Gallery Times, with the original cardboard boxes.
46.5 x 29 x 17 cm (18 1/4 x 11 3/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Numbered 619/2500 in black ink on the base, with the printed Cattelan copyright, published by Cerealart Multiples, Philadelphia.

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£1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for £1,270

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 6 - 7 June 2024