Maurizio Cattelan (1960) is an Italian artist from Padova. He’s known for his satirical sculptures and his reputation within the art scene as a joker. His best-known work is La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour) a sculpture that depicts Pope John Paul II dressed in ceremonial gear and being hit by a meteorite. Cattelan’s art makes fun of various systems of order, including the artistic establishment.
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