If you aren't yet familiar with the artist, whose work includes "The Ninth Hour", a life-like sculpture of Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite, among other satiric, comic and bizarre manifestations of Cattelan's provocative, renegade sensibility, you will soon.
Below, a teaser: "The Ballad of Trotsky" a sculpture by the artist. He also created a monumental sculpture of a hand "flipping the bird" positioned at the Italian Stock Market. Madonn'....
The Ballad of Trotsky by Maurizio Cattelan
"Il Dito Medio"(Middle Finger) -- (or is it a vandalized black shirt salute?)
at the Milan Stock Exchange by Maurizio Cattelan
NY Times T Magazine interview here
The Guardian Interview here