Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 40 cm / 7.1″ x 7.1″ x 15.8″
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
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. The L.O.V.E. sculpture was installed in front of the Milan Stock Exchange in 2010, at the height of the worldwide financial crisis, and thus provides a strong commentary on current affairs. It also refers to classical Roman and Renaissance imagery with a prominent pedestal and its life-like carving.