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    Sale 1999

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 437

    Maurizio Cattelan (B. 1960)

    Spermini (Little Sperms)

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    Estimate

    Maurizio Cattelan (B. 1960)
    Spermini (Little Sperms)
    fifty three painted latex rubber masks
    each: circa 6¾ x 3¼ x 3 7/8 in. (17.2 x 8.3 x 9.8 cm.) total: dimensions variable
    Executed in 1997. This work is unique.


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    Literature

    Maurizio Cattelan, Dijon, 1998 (original installation of 500 masks at the Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, illustrated in color, p. 118). A. Gingeras, "A Sociology Without Truth," Parkett, no. 59, 1998 (original installation illustrated in color, p. 53).
    Maurizio Cattelan, Milan, 1999 (original installation illustrated in color, p. 48).
    B. Riemschneider and U. Grosenick, eds., Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Cologne, 1999 (original installation illustrated in color, no. 3, p. 96).
    F. Bonami, Maurizio Cattelan, London, 2000 (original installation illustrated in color, pp. 102-105).
    M. Bortolotti, Il Critico Come Curatore, Milan, 2003, (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Brescia, Galleria Massimo Minini, Maurizio Cattelan, 1997.