(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

14 October 2011

Maurizio Cattelan "Turisti" Sells for 600,000 USD

Text & Image: Phillips de Pury & Company
Turisti, 1997
Ten taxidermied pigeons. Lifesize, dimensions vary with installation. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
ESTIMATE £250,000-350,000

SOLD AT £385,250

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)

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