Maurizio Cattelan is one of the most controversial artists of our time. The Italian artist is known for his satirical sculptures such as La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), depicting the Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite, or HIM, depicting Hitler kneeling in prayer in a courtyard in the former Warsaw Ghetto.
His current exhibition at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) presents five taxidermied horses that go with their heads through the wall of the museum. The exhibition is curated by Sam Keller and Associate Curator Michiko Kono.
Maurizio Cattelan. Kaputt. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Switzerland). Opening reception, June 8, 2013.